I am a licensed California Certified Public Accountant and Attorney at Law. Prior to entering private practice, I worked for the Internal Revenue Service for nearly 10 years. Since leaving the IRS to enter private practice in 1999, I have continued to focus my practice on tax controversies. For over 30 years, I’ve handled thousands of civil and criminal tax disputes including income and estate tax audits and appeals, sales tax audits and appeals, employment tax audits and appeals, property tax audits and appeals, as well as tax litigation in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and California state courts.
I am a member of the American Bar Association (Tax Section), the State Bar of California (Tax Section and Tax Procedure and Litigation Committee), the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Tax Section), the Beverly Hills Bar Association (Tax Section) and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Currently I am on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Chapter of the California Society of CPAs and have served as Chair of the Tax Procedure and Litigation Committee of the State Bar of California and Chair of the Tax Section of the Beverly Hills Bar
I received my J.D., with Great Distinction, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where I graduated in the top three percent (3%) of my class and was on the Dean’s List every semester. I’m a recipient of three American Jurisprudence Awards and the McGeorge Alumni Scholarship. I am also a member of The Order of the Coif, a prestigious national legal honor society, and the McGeorge School of Law, Roger Traynor Honor Society. In addition, I hold a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside
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I am a frequent speaker at events sponsored by the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and other groups of accountants; in additon, I am also also a regular speaker at continuing legal education events sponsored by the Taxation Section of the State Bar of California and the Taxation Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. I have presented lectures to the UCLA Tax Controversy Institute, the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s annual “Tax Night” event, as well the Annual Meeting of the Tax Section of the State Bar of Califorinia. My articles on tax and accounting issues have been published in local and nation wide magazines and journals.
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