Tax Law Firm

Tax Lawyer and CPA Qualifications

At the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing in Irvine, I offer the services of a tax attorney and a CPA for the price of one. As an experienced tax law firm in California and certified in public accounting, I provide Los Angeles businesses and individuals a wide spectrum of services in tax law, business law, estate planning and wills and trusts.

I founded my law firm to prevent tax problems for clients and to help them protect their interests in tax disputes. In tax preparation, I help clients avoid missed deductions and tax penalties. In audit representation and tax litigation, I provide aggressive tax representation focused on reducing or eliminating penalties.

I also assist clients who have been audited with IRS appeals or help them negotiate an offer in compromise. Among my successes, I helped a client who owed $1.5 million in back taxes reduce his tax debt to $240,000, and another client reduce her payroll tax debt as an alleged responsible party from $380,000 to nothing.

Business Acumen

A business owner myself, I understand commercial enterprises and the tax implications of various business decisions. I know how critical accounting is to business operations and how choices about organizational structure can affect taxation and liability. As businesses grow, I help them determine the tax consequences of acquiring another company.

To protect their assets and the future of their enterprises, I also help business owners prepare for succession. I also help individuals prepare for their families’ future by establishing wills and trusts.

Tax Law Credentials

As a former audit and tax manager in public accounting with extensive experience in the complexities of tax law, I know intimately how the audit process works. In addition to my experience, I have received extensive and continuing training in tax law and tax preparation. My education includes a master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a J.D. from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton.

My professional involvement includes serving as the past chair of the California State Bar Association Tax Procedure and Litigation Committee. I have also chaired the Orange County Bar Association Tax Section and additionally I am a current Member at Large, CalCPA Committee on Taxation. I also am a current member of the American Bar Association Tax Section; the Orange County Bar Association, Tax, Business and Corporate Law, Trust & Estate Sections; the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Association of Attorney Certified Public Accountants.

I am committed to staying on the cutting edge of taxation, and my firm has access to industry-leading tax research resources. I also participate in online tax listservs sponsored by the American Association of Attorney CPAs, The Tax Section of the American Bar Association, The Tax Section of the Orange County Bar Association and the California Society of CPAs.

Contact an Orange County or Los Angeles Tax Law Attorney

For a reduced rate initial consultation about your issue, contact my Orange County offices in Irvine or Los Angeles. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and later evening appointments are available by pre-arrangement. The office is open Monday through Saturday during tax season. My office in Westwood is available to assist clients in Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica with tax and IRS issues. Major credit cards are accepted.