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Dean Sage

Dean Sage

Attorney at Law

San Diego
California
Licensed in
CA
University of Michigan Law School

"Dean has been very helpful in processing the dissolution of my LLC in a timely manner."

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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,
… read more including sales, leases, easements and partnership issues.
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"Great lawyer, very clear communication, and responds quickly to concerns. Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. Thank you!"

Assist with Other Tax Matter
Posted on Nov 11, 2019
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"Dean is extremely professional, communicates clearly and transparently, and is easy to work with."

Form Non-Profit
Posted on Oct 23, 2019
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"Dean has been very helpful in processing the dissolution of my LLC in a timely manner."

Assist with General Advice
Posted on Oct 17, 2019
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"Mr. Sage has been a tremendous aid with wise counsel for our non-profit."

Assist with General Advice
Posted on Aug 8, 2019
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"As usual, Dean provided clear and responsive communication throughout the whole project. He's quick, easy to work with, and expertly completed everything in our Scope of Work."

LLC Dissolution
Posted on Aug 5, 2019
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"Our cemetery lost it's nonprofit status several years ago and we have been working with Dean Sage to recover our position with all of the agencies [IRS, Franchise Tax Board, Registry of Charitable Trusts, and the Secretary of State Business Trusts]. Dean allowed our organisation to do much of the work and filings ourselves to help us reduce the financial impact on our organisation. He is very knowledgeable and always on top of problems and quick to respond. I would highly recommend him and would definitely use him again."

Non-Profit Counsel and General Questions
Posted on Aug 2, 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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