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Philip Wolf

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  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D. with Taxation Law Concentration)
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Geography, High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa)
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  • Supreme Court of California

Philip Wolf is a tax attorney representing clients in civil and criminal tax controversies, including examinations, administrative appeals, tax collection, criminal investigations, and trials in federal and state court.


Philip Wolf’s practice focuses on tax controversy and litigation, including examinations, investigations, administrative appeals, U.S. Tax Court litigation, and collection matters. He counsels clients on international, corporate, partnership, and individual tax issues.

Mr. Wolf is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law with a Formal Concentration in Taxation.  He was awarded the Hastings Three Year Provost Scholarship and graduated in the top 25 percent of his class.  As part of his Tax Concentration, Mr. Wolf wrote a dissertation on the Italian American Tax Convention, which was published by Tax Notes International.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Wolf was a Mergers and Acquisition Tax Intern at KPMG, one of the Big Four accounting organizations, in their Silicon Valley Office.  He also was a Tax Intern for BDO, an accounting, tax, and business advisory firm in their San Jose Office, where Mr. Wolf worked as part of their Transfer Pricing Team.

Mr. Wolf’s pro bono practice includes being the former Assistant Director for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in San Francisco.  As a trained and IRS-certified volunteer, Mr. Wolf assisted elderly and low-income taxpayers in preparing their tax returns.

Mr. Wolf graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with High Honors (Phi Beta Kappa).  He is fluent in multiple languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian and Catalan as well as conversational in several other languages.


  • State Bar of California