Our Team

Our Team

WE DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS

Our tax attorneys have a strong track record of defending against IRS civil and criminal investigations, including allegations of failure to report foreign bank accounts and/or foreign source income, unreported income, failure to file returns and/or the presentation of false documentation, and overstating deductions.  We routinely interact with IRS auditors, IRS Special Agents, IRS Chief Counsel, and the United States Department of Justice.

HOW CAN A SAN FRANCISCO TAX ATTORNEY HELP YOU IN OTHER STATES?

We use a combination of technology and good old fashioned travel to serve our clients, so distance is not an obstacle. With offices in San Francisco and Fort Lauderdale, our experienced tax attorneys are admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Tax Court, Federal Court of Claims, California Supreme Court, Florida Supreme Court, and United States district courts.

ATTORNEYS

ANTHONY V. DIOSDI, PARTNER

Anthony is an experienced trial lawyer who regularly defends individuals and corporations in matters involving tax controversies and government regulatory enforcement. Anthony has tried dozens of cases in federal court. Anthony also has vast experience assisting clients who find themselves with unreported or undeclared bank accounts outside the United States. He is acknowledged as one of the nation’s leading experts in contesting penalties associated with failing to file Foreign Bank account Reports (“FBARs”).

In addition to representing clients in tax controversy matters, Anthony has been serving international clients for over 15 years. Anthony advises clients on U.S. international tax matters, including tax planning with respect to their structures and transactions. In particular, Anthony has experience advising on issues relating to tax treaties, pre-immigration planning for foreigners moving to the U.S., expatriation planning, tax planning for foreign companies doing business in the U.S., and subpart F income minimization. More recently, he has focused on helping clients navigate U.S. tax reform, including the regimes for Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (“GILTI”) and Foreign-Derived Intangible Income (“FDII”), and the new limitations on foreign tax credits. 

Anthony is speaker and writer on a variety of international tax topics. in addition to numerous articles, Anthony is the co-author of “A Closer Look at the Non-Willful FBAR Penalty.” (California Tax Lawyer, Winter 2013).

Anthony is admitted to practice in numerous federal courts.  Anthony is a federal tax attorney and is not a member of the California bar.  He is licensed in the state of Florida.  Anthony does not advise or represent clients regarding California law.

EDUCATION

  • GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW – LL.M. in Taxation
  • QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW – J.D.
  • FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY – B.A.

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Florida Supreme Court

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida

LYNN K. CHING, PARTNER

Lynn is a San Francisco tax lawyer focused on civil tax litigation, representation before Internal Revenue Service Criminal investigations, domestic tax compliance, international tax compliance, and bankruptcy.  A seasoned litigation attorney, she is one of just a few tax attorneys who has litigated the validity of penalties under the Bank Secrecy Act.

Lynn has handled criminal investigation cases involving individuals and business entities accused of fraud before the United States Attorney, State of California District Attorney’s Office, FBI, and DEA.  In some notable cases, her clients have been accused of tax evasion, filing false returns, money laundering, insurance fraud, and wire fraud. She has also assisted clients in complex bankruptcy matters, contract disputes, SEC enforcement proceedings, and a restrictive covenant clause, which was recognized by California Labor and Employment Bulletin as a top 10 development in trade secrets and unfair competition in 2015.

Lynn is admitted to practice in numerous federal courts. Lynn is a federal tax attorney and is not a member of the Florida bar. She is licensed in the state of California. Lynn does not advise or represent clients regarding Florida law.

EDUCATION

  • UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF LAW – J.D.
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA – B.B.A.

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • Supreme Court of California

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California

KERRIN N.T. LIU, PARTNER

Kerrin is a San Francisco tax lawyer who focuses on civil tax litigation, representation before Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations, domestic tax compliance, and international tax compliance.  Kerrin has represented clients as second chair in trials before the United States Tax Court.  Kerrin also handled Internal Revenue Service, State of California, and FBI criminal investigation cases involving individuals and business entities. In addition, Kerrin has assisted clients in a broad range tax resolution cases.

Beyond taxation, Kerrin has assisted in cases before a number of federal district cases including contract disputes, SEC enforcement proceedings, and a restrictive covenant case, which was recognized by California Labor and Employment Bulletin as a top 10 development in trade secrets and unfair competition in 2015.

Kerrin is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.  Kerrin is a federal tax attorney and is not a member of the Florida bar. She is licensed in the state of California. Kerrin does not advise or represent clients regarding Florida law.

EDUCATION

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law – J.D. with tax concentration
  • University of California, Los Angeles – B.A., summa cum laude

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • California Supreme Court

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California

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