Dean Sage

Dean Sage

Attorney at Law

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

"Great experience, really had no issues"

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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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"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
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"Dean is a stand up guy. You don’t necessarily think of honest, compassionate, empathetic, communicative and energetic when you think of lawyers, but Dean is ALL of these things. I’m so glad I found him. I’ll definitely be using him in the future in regards to my other business and my husband’s business. I highly recommend his honest and helpful work. Thank you, Dean, for making this process easy and expedited."

Assist with General Advice
Posted on Sep 30, 2020
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"Great experience, really had no issues"

Restructure Corporation
Posted on Sep 11, 2020
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"Working with Dean was an absolute pleasure. It is clear that Dean is passionate about, and thorough in, his work. We hired him to review documentation regarding our nonprofit formation, and he provided clear and detailed insight. He was easy to reach and answered all of our questions, and took the time to understand and address our priorities. He charged a flat fee and was very transparent about what was covered, and made sure that our needs were met in the scope of the project. Would highly highly recommend"

Form Non-Profit
Posted on Aug 4, 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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