A Tax Controversy Law Firm, International Tax and Business

The Firm is one of Silicon Valley’s leading tax controversy law firms. We represent individuals, businesses, trusts, and estates in sensitive tax controversies and minimize our clients’ tax liabilities through innovative solutions to tax problems. The Firm’s practice includes handling cases before the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Justice, and state and local taxing agencies such as the California Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization, and the Employment Development Department. We also handle international tax and business, and tax matters related to bankruptcy and insolvency.


About Us

Our attorneys are licensed to practice before the United States Tax Court, hold advanced degrees in taxation, and have skill and expertise in dealing with governmental agencies.  The Firm provides skilled advocacy and expertise in sensitive controversies with government taxing agencies. The founder, Steven L. Walker, is a former IRS Office of Chief Counsel Attorney, worked at the California Franchise Tax Board, and is a past Chair of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of California. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he teaches in the LLM Taxation Program.


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Dual Residents Under Treasury Regulations Section 301.7701(B)-7 Who Are Treated As Nonresident Aliens of the United States

Mr. Walker was invited to Washington D.C. by the Taxation Section, State Bar of California, to present a position paper regarding the Foreign Account and Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The paper was presented to the Internal Revenue Service, United States Treasury Department, U.S. Tax Court, and Congressional personnel. Read More...
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