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Dean Sage

Dean Sage

Attorney at Law

San Diego
California
Licensed in
CA
University of Michigan Law School

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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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"My view of working with lawyers has been changed after working with Dean. He acres about every aspect of his clients' projects, and it really shows!"

Independent Writing Project
Posted on Dec 1, 2018
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"I highly recommend Sage Law Firm for all of your legal needs. They are quick, efficient, and work creatively to achieve your goals and objectives!"

Other Legal Research & Writing Matter
Posted on Nov 15, 2018
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"I wholeheartedly recommend Dean Sage for anyone who has a need for assistance with non-profit law. his knowledge is thorough, his attention to detail is superb, and his response time is nearly instantaneous. You will be in good hands with Dean. Thomas McClure [President of the Iowa Hill Community Cemetery]"

Other Non-Profit Matter
Posted on Nov 1, 2018
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"Thank you! Great job."

Draft Non-Disclosure Agreement (Employment)
Posted on Nov 1, 2018
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"Dean was engaged to help us with a delicate matter. After reviewing the situation he was able to articulate and execute a plan to achieve the desired outcome."

Assist with Debt Collection
Posted on Oct 2, 2018
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"Great work"

Assist with Other Real Estate Matter
Posted on Jun 27, 2018

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

I have representative experience defending clients and corporations before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and various state agencies. Specifically in California, I have represented clients' interests before the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), Employment Development Department (EDD) and State Board of Equalization (SBOE). I have also assisted clients in Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Ohio and abroad.

Oct 2009 - Dec 2015

Rope Swing Productions

General Counsel

Jul 2009 - Oct 2015

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

Jul 2009 - Oct 2015

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