Identifying Innovative Solutions For Your Tax Problems
Complex state and federal tax laws make it challenging for high net worth individuals and business owners to build on, or even maintain, their financial success. If you are concerned about the impact your tax obligations will have on your wealth or your entity’s reserves, a skilled tax law attorney can help you identify legal strategies that allow you to retain your assets and property.
At Scherer & Bradford, our lawyers are distinctly qualified to handle a variety of personal and commercial tax issues. Since 1974, partner Stephen E. Scherer has advised clients on their options regarding personal, financial and investment planning. Partner Christopher T. Bradford has decades of experience assisting clients with tax planning and tax controversy matters on the federal and state levels.
When you retain their services, they will utilize 80 years of taxation experience to identify innovative solutions for your tax concerns.
Minimizing Obligations Through Taxation Planning
Many of our anchor clients have benefited from the proactive and uncompromising approach that we take to help them minimize their tax obligations. Our lawyers remain current on the ever-shifting laws that affect business and personal filings, using this insight to create tax structures and schedules that limit the money you owe to the IRS and avoid tax penalties.
We assist clients with a variety of tax reporting and planning matters, including:
- Tax return preparation
- Estate and gift tax returns
- IRS-related issues
- California tax issues
Defense Against Tax Controversies And Disputes
Our attorneys regularly represent businesses and individuals in state and federal tax disputes with the IRS and the Franchise Tax Board (FTB). We create assertive arguments that support our clients’ side in estate and income tax audits due to delinquent filing issues and other filing deficiencies.
When we represent clients before tax agencies and in court, we scrutinize financial statements, income reports and correspondence with government parties to determine the best strategy for each client’s case. We have secured many favorable outcomes for our clients, including penalty abatement, releases of levies and liens, offers in compromise, and installment payment plans.
Our impressive record of success and effective strategies are just two of the reasons we receive a high rate of referrals from clients and other Los Angeles attorneys.