Management Committee: Steven Toscher and Dennis L Perez
Number of lawyers: 11
Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C., is internationally recognized as the preeminent tax law firm in the Western United States. The reputation of the firm for excellence and integrity in the tax community is unparalleled. The firm specializes in federal and state civil and criminal tax litigation, tax controversies and tax disputes with the federal, state and local taxing authorities, white collar criminal defense, estate and business planning, probate, tax-exempt organizations, real estate, business and corporate transactions and civil forfeitures.
The firm’s attorneys serve on prestigious committees of the state and local bar and accounting associations and many are regular contributors to leading journals and publications involving tax matters. With respect to tax-related matters, few firms have the resources, relationships, expertise and collective experience offered by Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C.
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The firm’s extensive tax expertise includes a strong emphasis in numerous areas of civil tax and criminal tax. Firm representatives are routinely involved in complex civil tax examinations on behalf of wealthy individuals and closely held entities as well as large corporations involving both domestic and foreign tax related issues. The firm is internationally recognized as a leader in the representation of taxpayers throughout the world in matters involving the ongoing, extensive efforts of the US government to identify undeclared interests in foreign financial accounts, voluntary disclosures (OVDP and otherwise), sensitive issue civil tax examinations, criminal tax investigations and prosecutions.
The firm has represented literally hundreds and hundreds of US taxpayers participating in various IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Programs (OVDP) and other forms of disclosures regarding foreign financial account values far exceeding billions of dollars, in the aggregate. The firm has also represented numerous taxpayers involved in Grand Jury Tax investigations, criminal tax prosecutions and, when beneficial for the client, the effective negotiation of plea agreements involving the alleged misuse of foreign entities to conceal legal and beneficial interests in foreign financial accounts and assets. Few other firms have the similar firm-wide depth of knowledge and experience necessary to effectively represent the interests of their clients in these matters.
Several of the firm’s attorneys previously worked as Attorney-Advisors for the United States Tax Court in Washington, DC, as tax prosecutors for the Office of the United States Attorney for the Central District of California, as trial attorneys for the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, DC or the Office of District Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. Others have served on government advisory boards, including chairing the IRS Advisory Council (IRSAC).
The firm recently changed its name because its former partner, Charles P. Rettig, was appointed the 49th Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.