Dean Sage

Dean Sage

Attorney at Law

San Diego
California
Licensed in
CA, Tax Court
University of Michigan Law School

"Dean did a great job finalizing the formation of a PC."

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Dean represents client in all manners of tax controversy and provides comprehensive business consulting to corporations, LLCs, and non-profits. He has worked with multi-national companies, but most enjoys assisting small businesses with all legal matters from formation to dissolution.

Dean routinely represents individuals and businesses before the IRS and various state taxation agencies. From audits to appeals, he works closely with his clients to reach favorable outcomes and beneficial resolutions. Though he assists many clients in his home state of California, Dean values working with a diverse clientele throughout the country.
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out of 46 reviews
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"Dean did a great job finalizing the formation of a PC."

Form Corporation
Posted on Feb 26, 2021
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"Dean was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and a pleasure to work with."

Other Tax Matter
Posted on Feb 1, 2021
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"As always, working with Dean is a pleasure, Dean communicated with us in a clear and concise way."

Business Formation Consults
Posted on Jan 26, 2021
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"Thank you Dean for your clear and concise advise. I really appreciate having the information set out in a clear and easy to understand format. American tax is a nightmare so it's reassuring to know I've got somewhere to get advice when I need it."

Assist with Tax Filings
Posted on Nov 2, 2020
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"Dean was very helpful with my business needs. I will definitely be using him for future projects"

Restructure Corporation
Posted on Oct 31, 2020
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"It was a real pleasure working with Dean, he's smart, diligent and a good communicator, I look forward to continue working with him again in the future. A+"

Consult on Corporate Restructure
Posted on Oct 12, 2020

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, specializing in all matters of tax controversy with both federal and state tax agencies. We provide comprehensive consulting to businesses across the country, with an emphasis on startups, small businesses, and non-profits. We proudly assist clients with any legal need related to their business.

Jan 2016 - Present

Haack & Company International Tax and Business Consulting

Tax Controversy Specialist

Oct 2009 - Dec 2015

Lead representative and audit coordinator defending clients and corporations before the Internal Revenue Service and various state agencies. In California, represented clients' interests before the FTB, EDD, BOE and Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Assisted clients in nationwide sales tax matters and international tax matters. Prepared clients for protests, appeals, and U.S. Tax Court.

Oct 2009 - Dec 2015

Rope Swing Productions

General Counsel

Aug 2007 - May 2009

Provided in-house counsel to a production company. Drafted all manner of business contracts including talent attachment agreements, licensing deals, non-disclosure, independent contractor, and profit-sharing agreements.

Aug 2007 - May 2009

Qualcomm

Legal Intern

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Maintained various contracts. Drafted and catalogued injunction documentation. Created corporate record files.

May 2008 - Aug 2008

U.S. District Court

Judicial Extern

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Researched relevant law and drafted order proposals for a variety of civil cases.

May 2007 - Aug 2007

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