California State Bar Certified Tax Attorney
"The power to tax involves the power to destroy." — Chief Justice John Marshall, 1819
Tax agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) can be very intimidating and the tax laws, such as the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and the Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) are confusing and complex. As a result, it can be difficult to understand correct procedures and tax obligations and that can be destructive.
If you are seeking an experienced Woodland Hills tax attorney, contact me, Richard A. Block. I have been assisting individuals and businesses with tax-related issues since 1965. As a California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization certified tax specialist, I use my 50 years of experience and thorough knowledge of tax law to help clients minimize their tax obligations and maximize their asset retention. I represent clients throughout Southern California.
Helping Clients Make Effective Tax Decisions
Taxes affect everyone, from individual families to major corporations. I work with a wide range of clientele, including real estate investors, developers, closely-held businesses, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships, nonprofit organizations, individuals with significant assets and many others. I provide the in-depth knowledge my clients need to make effective tax decisions with regard to:
- Income and property taxes
- Business formation
- Estate Planning
- Tax Exemptions
- Gift Taxation
- Charitable giving
- Tax fraud defense
Whether wishing to reduce tax obligations or needing representation against aggressive tax agency representatives, I use my skills to pursue every option that maximizes my clients' objectives. While tax cases in which I am the representative rarely go to court, I provide dedicated and assertive representation before administrative authorities such as the IRS, the FTB, the county assessor's office and others. I am competent to and fearless in defending my clients' interests in court if it is to their benefit.
"A taxpayer has no legal obligation to pay more taxes than the law requires." — Lertiz v. Connell, 51-1 US Tax Cases (6th Dist. Mo. 1951)
Contact My Office
For more information about how I can assist in your tax-related concerns, please contact me by calling 818-716-1585 to schedule a consultation, the first half hour of which is free of charge. Clients may also send me an e-mail using my online contact form. I provide evening and weekend hours by appointment only. I will perform off-site visits for those in special need.
Richard A. Block, Esq.
6400 Canoga Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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