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John A. Harbin, J.D. (CPA – Retired)

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John A. Harbin is a veteran California tax litigator with additional training as a Certified Public Accountant – Retired. During his 29-year career, John has amassed particular expertise in the areas of tax controversy, tax bankruptcy, tax audits and international tax.

A noted author and lecturer, John has written and updated textbooks on areas of taxation and has designed seminars for accounting professionals. He has also successfully litigated matters for clients in Federal Tax, District and Bankruptcy Courts as well as before the State of California Administrative Appeals Board.

John A. Harbin began his professional career as a Revenue Agent and International Examiner with the Internal Revenue Service performing audits of high net worth individuals and motion picture production companies. From there, he acted as a Tax Accountant with the major national CPA firm of Ernst & Young, before transitioning to the law. John has developed particular expertise in representing taxpayers with potential criminal tax exposure. John has been successful on numerous occasions in filing voluntary disclosures with the Internal Revenue Service, preventing criminal prosecutions of taxpayers. John has also represented taxpayers in so-called eggshell audits, preventing criminal prosecutions by state and federal tax agencies. John has also successfully represented taxpayers who faced federal grand jury investigations and money laundering charges.

Mr. Harbin has been active in numerous state tax and local law and accounting professional trade organizations, and is currently Vice Chair, Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Tax Bar. A native of San Diego, John received his B.A. from the University of San Francisco and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.

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Orange County
2601 Main St. Penthouse Suite
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 681-3502

Our headquarters is located in Irvine, CA. Our beautiful 19,700 office space is staffed full-time and always available for our clients to meet with our highly qualified and experienced staff of Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants and Enrolled Agents. We also offer virtual consultations and can travel to meet with clients in one of our satellite offices.

Outside of our 4 hour initial consultation option, we do not charge travel time or travel expenses when traveling to one of our Satellite offices, or surrounding business districts, where it is necessary to meet personally with taxing authority personnel, make court appearances, or any in person meeting deemed necessary for the effective representation of a client. To make this as flexible, efficient, and convenient as possible, David W. Klasing is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot and Utilizes the Firms Cirrus SR22 to service client’s in California and in the Southwest by air. Offices outside these areas are serviced via commercial jet airlines. None of these costs are charged to our clients.

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