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Dean Sage

Dean Sage

Attorney at Law

San Diego
California
Licensed in
CA
University of Michigan Law School

"Dean was very upfront and responsive. Highly recommend his services."

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About
I have extensive experience in tax controversy and business consulting..

I have representative experience defending clients and corporations before the Internal Revenue Service and various state agencies. In California, I have represented clients' interests before the Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department and State Board of Equalization.

I have successfully negotiated penalty abatement, Installment Agreements, Offers in Compromise, resolved audits and prepared clients for Tax Court.

I have helped clients with entity formation (corporations, S corps, and non-profits).and a vast array of business contract matters,
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"Dean has been very helpful in processing the dissolution of my LLC, however the coat ran a bit higher than quoted."


Posted on Mar 9, 2019
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"Dean was easy to work with and thoroughly provided answers to me on our sales tax questions. I will work with Dean again in the future."

Assist with Other Tax Matter
Posted on Feb 21, 2019
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"From start to finish, Sage Law Firm will take care of every little detail. It is so assuring knowing you're in good hands."

Other Business Formation Matter
Posted on Jan 14, 2019
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"Dean was very upfront and responsive. Highly recommend his services."

Dissolve LLC
Posted on Jan 13, 2019
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"I am so happy to have found Dean, I have confidence that I am in good hands should any future legal matters arise!"

Project Drafting
Posted on Dec 31, 2018
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"Dean is an amazing tax attorney! He really understands the proper steps to protect yourself and your business in relations to taxes, debts to other businesses, etc. I personally work with Dean and so does my company. Great find!"

Assist with Tax Filings
Posted on Dec 29, 2018

Work History

Sage Law Firm

Managing Partner

Jan 2016 - Present

Sage Law Firm is a boutique tax controversy and business consulting firm in San Diego, California, specializing in handling all matters of tax controversy with both federal and state tax agencies.

Jan 2016 - Present

Haack & Company International Tax and Business Consulting

Associate

Oct 2009 - Dec 2015

I have representative experience defending clients and corporations before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and various state agencies. Specifically in California, I have represented clients' interests before the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), Employment Development Department (EDD) and State Board of Equalization (SBOE). I have also assisted clients in Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Ohio and abroad.

Oct 2009 - Dec 2015

Rope Swing Productions

General Counsel

Jul 2009 - Oct 2015

As General Counsel for a production company, I assisted production executives in all legal matters in developing and selling documentary films and reality television series. I drafted and executed a wide array of agreements, including Talent Attachments, International Licensing Contracts and Composition and Score Agreements. I negotiated agreements with artists, agents, managers and ad executives.

Jul 2009 - Oct 2015

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