Practice areas

McLaughlin Legal is a boutique San Diego tax law firm. Our San Diego tax attorneys focus only on tax law with a special emphasis on two complementary practice areas: (1) civil and criminal tax litigation; and (2) estate planning. Within these two practice areas, McLaughlin Legal helps individuals and businesses with all types of tax and estate planning issues, including IRS audits, drafting wills and trusts, litigating before the U.S. Tax Court, and more.

McLaughlin Legal represent individuals and businesses with a variety of tax issues, including IRS audits, drafting wills and trusts, Federal and California tax collection matters like offers in compromise, estate administrations, probates, and more.

To do this, McLaughlin Legal is organized into four different, but complementary, practice areas: (1) tax litigation and controversies, (2) tax prepared and CPA defense, (3) estate and tax planning, and (4) probate and trust administration.

Tax litigation and controversies

McLaughlin Legal’s core is its civil and criminal tax litigation and tax controversy practice. McLaughlin Legal’s San Diego tax attorneys have successfully represented individuals and businesses in disputes with the IRS, Department of Justice, Franchise Tax Board, Board of Equalization, Employment Development Department, and CUIAB.LEARN MORE

Tax preparer and CPA defense

Just like taxpayers themselves, tax preparers and CPAs can become engaged in their own civil or criminal tax dispute. McLaughlin Legal defends tax professionals and CPAs in such matters as preparer penalties and injunctions, criminal investigations, or ethics investigations from local Boards of Accountancy of the IRS’s Office of Professional Responsibility.LEARN MORE

Estate and tax planning

Estate planning is a process that involves decisions about people and assets. At McLaughlin Legal, we offers a wide range of services in the areas of tax and estate planning, estate administration, and probate. Through these services our clients can adequately plan for how and to whom their assets will pass, who will make decisions in the case of incapacity, and more.LEARN MORE

Probate and trust administration

Properly administering a trust is a critical obligation after the death of the Settlor (the creator) of the Trust. In addition to assisting clients in forming a trust as part of greater estate plans, McLaughlin Legal counsels clients and families in the proper way to administer an estate planLEARN MORE