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Elizabeth Prehn, Esq.



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  • J.D. San Francisco Law School
  • LL.M. (Taxation) University of San Francisco School of Law (pending)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia Bar (pending)


Elizabeth Prehn, Esq.



Elizabeth Prehn, Esq. is an attorney at the Law Offices of Steven L. Walker, PLC, specializing in Federal and California civil and criminal tax controversy matters. She also handles estate planning, probate, and estate-related litigation.

Throughout her career, Elizabeth has successfully handled a wide range of tax controversy cases, including audits, appeals, and litigation. She has represented clients before various tax authorities, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the California Franchise Tax Board, and the United States Tax Court.

Elizabeth’s practice focuses on resolving complex tax disputes for individuals and businesses. She deeply understands the intricacies of tax law and stays updated on the latest developments to provide her clients with the most effective representation possible. She has earned a reputation for her strategic approach and unwavering commitment to achieving favorable client outcomes.

Representative Experience

  • Tax Audits and Examinations: Elizabeth guides clients through the audit process, ensuring their rights are protected and advocating for fair outcomes.
  • Tax Appeals: She assists clients in appealing unfavorable audit determinations and represents them in negotiations with tax authorities.
  • Tax Litigation: Elizabeth has experience litigating tax cases in federal courts, using her strong advocacy skills to achieve successful resolutions.
  • Tax Collection Issues: She helps clients navigate challenges related to tax debt, installment agreements, offers in compromise, and other collection matters. She has a special place in her heart for small business owners, their struggles, and the opportunities they create in their communities.
  • Estate planning, probate, and trust: Elizabeth represents individuals in their estate, tax, business planning, fiduciaries, and beneficiaries in probate and trust administration and litigation.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Taxation Section
  • Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee, American Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Bar Associations of San Francisco and Alameda County
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association

Experience, Awards, and Recognition

  • Named Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2022 and 2023. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers® is part of Thomson Reuters.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Elizabeth is a recognized authority in the field of tax controversy and has contributed to numerous legal publications. She speaks at conferences and seminars, sharing her insights and expertise with fellow professionals and the broader community.

Community Involvement

Beyond her legal practice, Elizabeth is passionate about giving back to her community. She volunteers with local organizations that provide free tax assistance to low-income individuals and families and nonprofit organizations benefiting animals and the environment.

She enjoys horseback riding (reined cow horse), live music, and spending time with her family in her free time.