Don’t wait for an audit to hire a good tax lawyer


Of course, you’ll need a tax attorney when they come knocking at your door, but we can help you create a sound foundation with all of the taxing authorities. We can work with you to avoid tax controversy when buying or selling real estate or large investments, and we can help you before you form, sell or change a business.


Your initial consultation will give you a complete picture of your options, and help plot a course to a less complicated life.


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Good planning and fast action are the best strategies for avoiding tax controversies.


Tax Controversies arise when a taxing authority, such as the IRS, the Franchise Tax Board, the Employment Development Department (EDD), or the State Board of Equalization, assesses an incorrect or overly-aggressive tax on you or your company.

Address tax controversy quickly with an experienced tax attorney, and, if possible, before it becomes a controversy, before the audit.

Complex Cases

As it implies, complex tax cases involve esoteric issues that require specialized knowledge of tax law and procedure. These may be related to real estate transactions or offshore investments.

Mendes Weed, LLP has Certified Tax Specialists and extensive experience before state and federal courts with complex issues.

Consulting Services

You or the company you represent may be contemplating the sale or acquisition of an asset, a merger, or a complex restructuring of a company or the company’s debt. If the IRS or other taxing authorities see these types of transactions, they will likely be examined.

Consult with an experienced tax attorney at Mendes Weed, LLP and avoid tax problems down the road.

Litigation and Appeals

Some cases are just destined to go to court, regardless of the care that you took not to do so. Mendes Weed, LLP has successfully litigated many tax cases in federal and state courts.

If you need to appeal your case, we can also provide that service. Recently Mendes Weed, LLP argued a case in front of California’s Office of Tax Appeals, one of the first 12 firms to have that experience.

Your initial consultation. 

There is a lot we can achieve in your first consultation. Your attorney will listen to your story, come to an understanding of your situation, and map out alternatives for you.

When you leave your consultation, you will have a much clearer idea of what you are up against, and how you can proceed with the best probability of being successful. 


Schedule your consultation today.

It is the easiest and most effective way to move forward.