Our firm focuses on defending clients against the IRS, California Franchise Tax Board and the California Employment Development Department.

    We created an Outside Tax General Counsel Program for attorneys and law firms who want to augment their own law practices with an outside Tax Controversy department to increase their own firm's revenues and to provide an additional area of legal services for their clients. Please contact us if your firm has an interest in joining our Outside Tax General Counsel Program. We offer attractive rates for the law firms which the member law firms of our Outside Tax General Counsel Program, which the law firms can then pass on to their clients. Your clients remain with your firm. We will only work with your clients on the tax controversy legal services matters which you have asked us to help your clients with, and we will always refer your clients back to you for any other type of legal services.

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Why Do You Need a Tax Attorney and What Makes The Tax CounselTM Unique?

  • A tax attorney gives you the benefit of attorney-client privilege whereas an accountant can only offer attorney-client privilege if acting at the direction of a lawyer to give client information regarding the case.
  • A tax attorney specializes in resolving legal concerns regarding tax planning while a CPA or accountant may focus more on managing finances and filing tax returns.
  • A tax attorney is trained to defend you in legal actions if the IRS files a lawsuit against you, starts a tax fraud or criminal investigation against you, and can be your legal advocate if you want to file a lawsuit against the IRS.
  • At The Tax Counsel,TM we also help you to discover the tax implications of your choice of business entity and can help you review your contracts for legal as well as tax implications.
  • At The Tax Counsel,TM approximately 70 to 80% of our business comes from referrals from CPAs and other lawyers. We work hand-in-hand with accountants, CPAs, and other lawyers to serve the best interests of our clients.
  • Not every tax attorney specializes in defending clients against the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board. At The Tax Counsel,TM that's our focus.
  • Mrs. Dawson-Man is a tax lawyer with over 15 years of unique well-rounded legal experience. Please see more about her experience below and CLICK HERE to read the testimonials.
  • At The Tax Counsel,TM because we see the triggers that start IRS audits nearly every day, we are in a unique position to help you plan to avoid those triggers.
  • At The Tax Counsel,TM we can help you analyze your investments in acquisition of businesses and in the sale of your business from a tax law perspective. Mrs. Dawson-Man was named a top attorney in Mergers & Acquisitions by Los Angeles magazine in its Super Lawyers edition. Getting into a partnership is akin to getting married in many respects. One would be wise to have the transaction analyzed from a tax law perspective from an attorney who is experienced in defending IRS tax audits BEFORE one invests in a business partnership.

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