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Finding Real Life Solutions to Your Tax Problem

When facing serious tax matters, your choice of 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. You need an attorney who can provide you with the personal attention and customized solutions you need to resolve stressful tax-related issues.
About Us
About Us

California’s Premier Tax Defense Attorney

The Law Offices of Robert T. Leonard is a California-based tax 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 are especially adept at handling complex and sensitive tax matters, including:

  • IRS audit defense and litigation
  • Business and payroll tax audits and issues
  • Fraud audits and criminal tax investigations
  • Collection-related activities, including release of levies and liens
  • Offers in compromise
  • Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department audits and collection action

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.

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Representation Customized For Your Needs

IRS Audits And Appeals
Tax Litigation

EDD Audits

IRS Collection Matters
Offer In Compromise
State Tax Matters

IRS Audit FAQs

A hallmark of our tax practice is the recognition that each tax matter 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 partnership between attorney and client. It also requires a candid assessment of your options by an experienced attorney 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. 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.

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.

I have known & worked with Robert Leonard for many years. Our work together has been challenging in its’ complexity and he has always risen to the occasion.

A good guy!

-Steve Lacher, C.P.A.
Lodgen, Lacher, Golditch, Sardi, Saunders, & Howard LLP

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