Attorney at Law
CA, Tax Court
"Dean is awesome! Very knowledgable, very professional."
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.
- Tax Audit
- Tax Filings
- Tax Lien
- Tax Penalties
- Tax Planning
- Other Tax Matter
- Business Formation Consults
- Business Licenses & Industry Regulations
- Corporate Dissolution
- Corporate Formation
- Corporate Restructure
- Delaware Incorporation
- Other Business Formation Matter
- 501(c) or 501(c)3 Compliance
- Non-Profit Formation
- Other Non-Profit Matter
"Dean provided excellent service and immediately responded to any questions or concerns I had. I requested an appeal from him and he was able to include all the details I mentioned in a very organized manner. It is clear that he put in a good amount of effort in the appeal. I was satisfied with the first draft that he cleaned up and sent to me for submission. Would definitely reach out to him again but I hope I won't need to!"
"Dean was extremely professional, responded quickly, and performed excellent work. I would highly recommend his services."
"He has been great to work with from start to finish."
"He was efficient, knowledgeable, and patient with me when I asked questions."
"Dean is an absolute pleasure to work with! He beats the dozens of big-law attorneys we've worked with in the past, and few can surpass his efficiency, sharpness, and attention to detail. Anyone would be lucky to work with Dean."
Sage Law Firm
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.
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.
Rope Swing Productions
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.
May 2008 - Aug 2008
Maintained various contracts. Drafted and catalogued injunction documentation. Created corporate record files.
U.S. District Court
May 2007 - Aug 2007
Researched relevant law and drafted order proposals for a variety of civil cases.