Tax Law

The attorneys at Seaman & Seaman understand that the complexities of state and federal tax laws are difficult to navigate and can be frustrating for many people. The threat of financial and legal penalties if tax matters are not handled properly only adds to the feeling of intimidation. Our tax lawyers work with both businesses and individuals to effectively respond to and resolve tax disputes at the local, state and federal levels. 

We all know the tax laws are complex and constantly changing. Therefore, engaging an experienced personal and corporate tax attorney is essential when you need support for compliance and conflict resolution regarding tax controversy issues such as income tax, sales and use tax, estate and gift tax, employment tax, property tax and tax penalties before the Internal Revenue Service and the State of California Franchise Tax Board, as well as other federal and state tax agencies.     

Tax Controversy

Our tax litigation attorney represents clients in tax controversies with the Internal Revenue service, including conferences and negotiations with IRS agents. Our law firm has extensive experience handling matters before the U.S. Tax Courts and U.S. District Courts. If you have been contacted by the Internal Revenue Service about an audit or any other issue, contact our attorney right away for advice and guidance before engaging.    

Business Taxation

Our attorneys specialize in advising individual and small business clients in all area of federal and state taxation, such as income tax planning, compliance issues and tax controversies. Our tax attorneys also have extensive experience with corporate business taxation issues involving mergers of entities, business acquisitions and corporate reorganizations.     

Estate and Gift Tax

The filing of estate tax returns (Form 706) has become a useful estate planning tool following the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) of 2012 which allows the surviving spouse to utilize the deceased spouse’s unused estate exemption. This is accomplished through the filing of an estate tax return and electing portability. Our law firm is experienced in preparing estate tax returns, as well as preparing gift tax returns, (Form 709) to report lifetime gifting.