The Ben-Cohen Law Firm is dedicated to assisting our clients with civil and criminal tax controversy matters against the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Justice, Franchise Tax Board, and other taxing authorities. Our firm provides our clients with all the benefits of a large law firm while sparing our clients the financial burdens that come with retaining a large firm. Our firm has the knowledge and capabilities of a large practice, and we continue to remain focused on personalized service, offering the close relationships, individual attention and communication that only a boutique firm can deliver.

What distinguishes our law firm from other firms is a combination of many critical elements, including:

  • Comprehensive understanding of tax procedure and the tax controversy process,
  • Extensive experience dealing with the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Justice and state taxing authorities, and
  • A proven track record of successfully litigating unresolved tax claims.

The Sophistication of a Large Firm With the Individualized Attention of a Boutique Firm

Whether the client our firm represents is an individual or a business organization, we know that it is about the people – us as your attorneys and you as an individual or an officer of an organization – and the relationships we build together that help us provide you with the best legal representation possible. In this partnership, communication and mutual respect are paramount, and we strive to deliver that level of service to each of our clients. You can also trust us to provide you not only with regular communication, but with clear, straightforward answers that give you the information you need, without excessive legal “background noise.” At the Ben-Cohen Law Firm, we use our in-depth knowledge of the law to help our clients meet their strategic needs and goals.

We represent our clients in all phases of the tax controversy process, from the beginning of a tax audit, to the preparation of tax protests and negotiation with IRS Appeals, to litigation in the United States Tax Court, the Federal District Courts, and the Court of Federal Claims.

In criminal tax matters, we represent our clients who are alleged to owe tax or be liable criminally for failure to comply with the tax laws. We defend our clients against allegations of failure to report income, fraudulent overstatement of deductions, preparation of false tax returns, failure to collect and pay over employment taxes, and conspiracy to obstruct the collection of taxes.

We recognize that, to a client, his or her case is the only case. We seek to give each client the diligent, determined legal assistance they deserve, and do so as efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible, an aspect in which our size places us at a distinct advantage.

Our commitment to service is only part of the picture. Even the best client-care skills would be useless without substantial legal acumen to accomplish a client’s needs and objectives. The Ben-Cohen Law Firm offers its clients exactly that degree of skill, bringing to bear tax controversy experience on a wide array of sophisticated and sensitive tax issues necessary to ensure that the work we do for our clients is of the highest quality. Founding partner Pedram Ben-Cohen is an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), as well as a Certified Taxation Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

We understand that sometimes, even the most knowledgeable and savvy business person can make mistakes when it comes to tax issues. That is why we are here, to assist our clients with creative solutions to minimize their tax exposure. We are also here to anticipate potential issues, and take preventative steps before they become serious problems. If you have a tax issue, or seek advice about avoiding tax issues, contact the Los Angeles tax attorneys at the Ben-Cohen Law Firm.

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