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Dean Sage

Dean Sage

Attorney at Law

San Diego
California
Licensed in
CA
University of Michigan Law School

"Excelent Professional. I would hire him again"

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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, Department of Tax and Fee Administration, EDD and BOE.

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, LLCs, non-profits).and a vast array of business contract matters, including sales, leases, and
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"I had a very short time frame within which I needed my tax work completed. And Dean delivered with amazing proficiency, strong communication - and all within the timeline!"

Assist with Tax Filings
Posted on Jun 18, 2020
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"Dean was super easy to work with. His communications are very clear and he really puts extra effort to make it easy to work with him. He helped us with our startup incorporated in Delaware."

Other Tax Matter Services
Posted on Apr 9, 2020
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"Excelent Professional. I would hire him again"

Other Tax Matter
Posted on Apr 7, 2020
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"Extremely professional!"

Assist with Tax Filings
Posted on Apr 1, 2020
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"Dean has been fantastic. He's always responsive, keeps me informed at all stages and is very knowledgeable."

LLC Cancellation, Penalty and Fee Waiver
Posted on Mar 8, 2020
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"Great lawyer all around, always available to answer any questions, and does a good job of explaining the situation clearly."

Tax Planning and Compliance Matters
Posted on Dec 6, 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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