Abkin Law LLP, San Francisco
Ms. Abkin specializes in tax controversies and tax litigation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and other state and localtaxing agencies. She represents clients in civil and criminal tax matters, including voluntary disclosures, offshore matters, audits, appeals, litigation and collection. She also assists clients with state and local tax matters, with representation before the California Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department. Ms. Abkin has focused on tax controversy and litigation throughout her career and has substantial trial experience. She served as a law clerk for the Hon. Charles E. Clapp,Judge, United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C. She is also a former IRS trial attorney, having worked with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in San Francisco, where she litigated cases for the IRS before the U.S. Tax Court.In private practice, Wendy has represented individuals, privately-held businesses, nonprofits and other tax-exempt entities, estates and trusts (particularly trusts with exposure to California income tax issues).