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Los Angeles Tax Lawyers

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 our Los Angeles tax lawyers 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, based in Los Angeles, our experienced tax attorneys 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. Our tax lawyers defend Los Angeles 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. We are ready to help you navigate through any obstacles that you may be facing and build a sturdy financial future. Call us or complete our online form to set up your appointment.

Client Reviews
I approached Mr. Ben-Cohen regarding a pending case with the State of California and my small business. During a time that was quite stressful, I found Mr. Ben-Cohen to be the perfect person to represent me and my company. He communicated with me in clear terms so that I understood everything that was taking place in a timely manner. He treated my situation with the type of candor you only find in a consummate professional and successfully negotiated a deal with the State of California that far exceeded my expectations. I found him to be kind, efficient, sensitive and nothing short of brilliant. I consider myself fortunate to have met him and highly recommend his services. I will not hesitate to use his firm in the future should a need arise.
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I am an international tax advisor and have worked with Pedram on more than a dozen difficult and challenging cases. Pedram's clients and fellow advisors highly respect him because he has an uncanny ability to quickly identify and work diligently to resolve his clients' issues. Pedram is pragmatic in his approach. He is transparent with his clients and dedicated to getting to a fair and reasonable outcome. I have attended an IRS Appeals conference with Pedram and would want no other attorney on my side. Pedram is extremely passionate in his work and representing his clients. He is also enjoyable to work with and develops very good relationships with his clients and fellow advisors. I highly recommend Pedram for any tax controversy work. Avvo, Curt
★★★★★
Top Drawer Tax Fraud Lawyer. Pedram got me out a CI jam I thought I would not resolve. He is also fair and reasonable with his billing. I interviewed 4 top Tax Fraud Lawyers in LA and went with Pedram...Glad I did! Google, Michael Jeppson
★★★★★
Pedram Ben-Cohen at Ben-Cohen Law Firm, PLC is one of the most incredible, creative, and caring attorneys I have ever dealt with. He gave us hope but also gave us the reality and worst case scenario. He fought for us tooth and nail. The attention and time Pedram put into the case was like no other. He charged us more than fair and was very reasonable in every aspect. He is not the kind of attorney that charges for every minute. I liked him very much not only as an attorney but as a person because he is very honest, is true to his integrity, and is dedicated to his clients. He loves what he does and has the passion to protect and defend his clients, which totally shows in his work and our outcome. We originally hired another attorney from a famous firm who basically did not give us much hope on our case . That is when we came to Pedram who won our case in a short amount of time and got us the outcome we were looking for. Because of Pedram and his creativeness, willingness, and dedication, he got us our favorable outcome. He is our go to attorney for sure, without a doubt. Avvo, Anonymous
★★★★★
A few years ago I had a major tax problem and I was looking for the right professional tax lawyer. I interviewed at least five experts and all of them were very professional. I am very picky. When I met Mr. Pedram Ben-Cohen, it took me no more than five minutes to decide that he was the one, and I was absolutely right with my intuition. He is very professional, knowledgeable, smart, and knows his job perfectly. In addition to all of his professional skills, as a person he is very friendly, pleasant, ready to help, and took care of me like I was his own family. I referred and recommended him to friends and family with tax problems and will continue to do so warmly to anyone. I know that he is able and will do his job the best way for his clients. He is my personal tax lawyer and expert and will remain so. Google, Shlomo Kattan
★★★★★
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