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Dean Sage

Dean Sage

Attorney at Law

San Diego
California
Licensed in
CA
University of Michigan Law School

"Dean continues to be an outstanding resource for a wide variety of legal matters."

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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 great to work with overall! Highly recommended for you to use his services with any of your needs."

Tax Filings, LLC Revival
Posted on Jul 2, 2019
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"Dean continues to be an outstanding resource for a wide variety of legal matters."

Corporate Dissolution
Posted on Jul 1, 2019
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"Dean helped us navigate and resolve some thorny issues with the State of California FTB. He helped us get across the finish line and we paid much less than we thought we would need to the FTB. This more than paid for the amount we were billed."

California Tax Filings
Posted on Jul 1, 2019
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"Dean was quick to answer any and all questions researching all and verifying information when necessary."

Form Non-Profit
Posted on May 2, 2019
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"I had an outstanding experience working with Dean. He was responsive, knowledgable, and easy to work with - his proposal for my legal matter was thoughtful and I had peace of mind from the first phone call. I would absolutely work with him again, and strongly recommend him to others. 10/10."

Tax Filings Services
Posted on May 1, 2019
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"Dean is great! Highly recommended."

Dissolve Delaware C-Corp
Posted on Apr 30, 2019

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

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

Jul 2009 - Oct 2015

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

Jul 2009 - Oct 2015

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