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Paul Mccullum Esq.

Paul Mccullum Esq.

Attorney at Law

Santa Monica
Licensed in
Loyola Law School
Paul McCullum is a hands-on consumer bankruptcy and tax attorney with a focus on both strategic tax planning and tax controversy. He is a zealous advocate for his clients in resolution of matters against the IRS, FTB, and for debt workouts with various creditors.
With an extensive business background, he enjoys helping clients come out of bankruptcy with not only a fresh start, but a clear plan going forward. He has a special focus on tax planning for troubled borrowers in and out of the bankruptcy setting. He also works in commercial real estate, including drafting contracts.
Paul has specialized in bankruptcy since he was judicial extern
… read more for the Chief Bankruptcy Judge for three terms.

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Work History

Ogden Law Group

Of Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Attorney

Jun 2015 - Present

The Ogden Law Group is a Santa Monica based Commercial Real Estate firm dedicated to and driven by guiding clients comprehensively through the complex processes of leasing, buying, selling, developing, and financing commercial property.

Jun 2015 - Present

McCullum Law Office

Principal Attorney; Consumer Bankruptcy and Tax

Jun 2015 - Present

Consumer Bankruptcy - Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, Debt Workouts outside of bk.

Tax Controversy - IRS and FTB issues.

Tax planning - individuals, property transactions, businesses (sales and acquisitions) . Helping clients navigate through and take advantage of the Internal Revenue Code (eg. 1031 like-kind exchanges, Section 338 elections)

Bankruptcy Tax
Bitcoin advisory & consulting

Jun 2015 - Present

Public Counsel Bankruptcy Clinic

Volunteer Attorney

Mar 2015 - Present

assist pro-se debtors with chapter 7 bankruptcy petitions and case matters at Federal Court.

Mar 2015 - Present

Zbylut Law Office

Tax Clerk

Oct 2014 - Present

Tax Controversy (IRS, FTB, Audit, Innocent Spouse Relief, etc.)
Tax Planning
Tax preparation (individuals, partnerships, corporations)

Oct 2014 - Present

Law Offices of David D. Kim

Of Counsel

Jan 2014 - Present

Civil Litigation
document review
landlord-tenant issues
personal injury

Jan 2014 - Present

United States Bankruptcy Court

Judicial Extern to Chief Bankruptcy Judge, the Honorable Sheri Bluebond

Jan 2011 - May 2015

Judicial Extern for three separate terms: Spring Term 2011, Fall Term 2011, and Spring Term 2015.

Drafted bench memoranda to the judge with analysis and recommendations for various legal issues presented in chapter 11 and chapter 7 bankruptcy cases.

Jan 2011 - May 2015

Public Counsel, Non Profit Tax and Transactions Clinic

Pro Bono volunteer

Jan 2014 - May 2014

Formation of tax exempt non-profit entities

Notably: Dignity & Power Now, a 501(c)(3) for advocating for incarcerated people, and establishing an independent oversight commission to address ongoing police abuse allegations in Los Angeles jails.

Jan 2014 - May 2014

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