Skilled Advocacy, Personalized Service, and Expertise

The Law Offices of Steven L. Walker, a Professional Law Corporation, represents clients on tax controversy and litigation matters before the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Justice (Tax Division), California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization, and Employment Development Department.

We handle all aspects of federal and state tax controversies, including civil examinations (audits), appeals, United States Tax Court litigation, tax collection, a criminal investigation, penalty relief, innocent spouse relief. Also, we handle sales and use tax, employment tax, litigation in district court and state court, cases before The Office of Tax Appeals, representation of tax professionals (CPA, CTEC, and EA), and bankruptcy tax.

Our attorneys 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.

The firm’s practice also includes estate and business planning and business transactions. Because we are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and many of our clients have assets, family and business connections abroad, our practice includes individual international tax planning and compliance work

We provide high-quality legal services at a cost-effective and affordable price to our clients and pride ourselves in providing dedicated and personalized service to our clients. The firm is known for providing skilled expertise and has achieved highly successful results.


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. 

Steven also is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, an extraordinary group of America’s very best tax attorneys.  Membership is reserved for those leaders who have made an exceptional contribution to their chosen profession.


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

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