A specialized law firm in Silicon Valley providing high quality tax legal services in the areas of tax controversy, business, international, & trusts and estates

We are a tax law firm located in San Jose that focuses on federal and California tax controversy, international tax, tax fraud, tax and business planning, and bankruptcy-tax.  Situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, we represent individuals, businesses, trusts, and estates in federal and California tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and state and local taxing agencies including the California Franchise Tax Board.  Typical cases that we handle include tax litigation, tax audits and administrative appeals, tax collection and administrative appeals, criminal tax investigations, U.S. Tax Court representation, offshore tax compliance, innocent spouse relief, penalty abatement, California residency, and California property tax matters.

In addition to our tax controversy practice, we represent clients in tax, estate, and business planning matters.   We regularly interact with the Internal Revenue Service and California Franchise Tax Board and are known and well-respected by many governmental officials.  Our goal is to solve our clients’ problems through cost-effective and practical solutions, while maintaining the highest standards of ethics in the practice of law.  Our boutique practice allows us to provide high quality legal services at a cost-effective and affordable price to our clients, and we pride ourselves in providing dedicated and personalized service to our clients.  

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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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2550 North First Street, Suite 302, San Jose, CA 95131
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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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