A Focused Tax Controversy Firm Dedicated To Providing Real Life Solutions

Your choice of tax attorney can mean the difference between a successful resolution and an outcome that will financially strain you, your family and your business for many years. Rob provides personal attention and customized solutions to resolve stressful tax-problems and their related issues to allow our clients to regain holistic stability.

California’s Premier Tax Controversy Defense Attorney

Tax Resolution Representation – Customized For Your Needs

IRS Audits And Appeals

IRS Audits And Appeals

EDD Audits

EDD Audits

Tax Litigation

State And Federal Tax Litigation

IRS Collection Matters

IRS Collection Matters

Offer in Compromise

Offers In Compromise

State Tax Matters

State Tax Matters

IRS Audit FAQs

IRS Audit FAQs

10 Tax Law Myths

10 Myths About Tax Law

Work One-On-One With Your Tax Lawyer

A hallmark of our tax practice is the recognition that each tax controversy requires a customized action plan for its resolution. Implementation of a failed strategy will not lead to a successful resolution. The development of a successful action plan is a process that requires a one-on-one partnership between attorney and client. It also requires a candid assessment of your options by an experienced lawyer who focuses solely in the area of tax law, and who can explain each option’s respective benefits and drawbacks, and any alternatives to the legal process that may be available to you.
 
Accordingly, all of our clients work directly with firm founder Rob Leonard. From start to finish—you will speak to Rob. This allows him to gain a thorough understanding of your case, and to create a case strategy that fully aligns with your goals. Mr. Leonard will personally return your calls and emails, and will provide advice and updates throughout the entire process of your case. At all times, Mr. Leonard will work tirelessly to relieve the fear and anxiety which you may be experiencing during this difficult time.

A Tax Attorney And A Certified Public Accountant

Providing Customized Solutions To Tax Problems

Handling Complex Tax Issues For Over 30 Years

Proactive Representation In Federal And State Tax Disputes

The Law Offices of Robert T. Leonard is a California-based tax controversy law firm dedicated exclusively to tax defense and tax litigation. We provide sophisticated representation to businesses and individuals in the San Fernando Valley, in Los Angeles, throughout California and across the nation.

We do not wait for the IRS or state tax authority action; instead, we work proactively to resolve your tax matter to your satisfaction. You can expect an aggressive plan of action that will address your entire tax matter, including preventing tax liens and levies, and reducing penalties and interest, if assessed.

 
We are especially adept at handling complex and sensitive tax matters, including:
  • IRS audit defense and litigation
  • Business and payroll tax audits and issues
  • Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department audits and collection action
  • Fraud audits and criminal tax investigations
  • Collection-related activities, including release of levies and liens
  • Offers in compromise
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What our Clients Say

Mr. Leonard receives many referrals from other professionals, such as attorneys and accountants. These professionals understand the risks associated with tax problems, and the referral to Mr. Leonard is the recognition that their mutual clients will be well taken care of by an accomplished attorney dealing exclusively in the field of tax law.

END RULE IN OUR FAVOR
Robert Leonard has represented me personally and my company for many years. Through a long and ugly battle with the IRS I was well taken care of in the most professional manner. Mr. Leonard’s expertise and hard driving handling of my case caused the agents involved to revise multiple decisions, retract and apologize for mistakes and in the end rule in our favor…

– Mark

VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS
I was frantic when I received correspondence from the IRS several years ago, and in my mind my life was over because of all the horror stories I heard about being audited. After my first meeting with Mr. Leonard my mind was far more settled, and I could see some light at the end of the tunnel…

– Paul

SAVED MY COMPANY AND LIFE
Robert Leonard is more than a lawyer, he is a concerned and highly interested friend to my legal matters, myself and my family…the only lawyer in LA that cares. Rob not only saved my company and my life by taking on the IRS and winning a solution that I never thought could be achieved. Through no fault of mine and due to a very bad bookkeeper I was being “attacked” by the IRS…

– Marc

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Meet Rob Leonard

With more than 30 years of experience, Rob looks beyond the immediate confines of tax problems to help clients address related issues in the bigger picture that are linked to the tax issue. This holistic approach flows naturally from the personalized, empathic and thorough representation that are innate attributes of Law Offices of Robert T. Leonard, APC.

Mr. Leonard receives many referrals from other professionals, such as attorneys and accountants. These professionals understand the risks associated with tax problems, and the referral to Mr. Leonard is the recognition that their mutual clients will be well taken care of by an accomplished attorney dealing exclusively in the field of tax law.

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