Law Offices of Thomas J. Fernandez

Law Offices of Thomas J. Fernandez
7700 Irvine Center Drive,
Eighth Floor
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 753-9262
Fax: (949) 753-2862
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Orange County Business and Tax Attorney Thomas J. Fernandez

Minimize Your Tax Danger | Maximize Your Wealth

Whether you are dealing with a California or federal tax issue, or you are setting up or reorganizing a business, developing an estate plan, or engaging in a real estate transaction, an experienced tax attorney can provide insight into the tax implications of your situation as well as the tax assessment and collection process.

My name is Thomas J. Fernandez. I am a former IRS senior trial attorney and I have an advanced law degree in Taxation. I provide Orange County and Southern California businesses and individuals with aggressive, detail-oriented representation in tax audits, tax litigation and appeals, tax liens and levies, and tax fraud cases. I also give reliable and cost-effective legal advice in business planning, estate planning matters, and tax planning for real estate transactions.

If you need the services of an experienced tax lawyer in your California or federal case or just need sound tax advice, contact the Law Offices of Thomas J. Fernandez in Irvine to schedule a consultation.

California and Federal Tax and Business Services

Tax Litigation and Appeals : Clients who receive notices of proposed tax liabilities and tax debts from the IRS or California tax authorities have a limited time to dispute the claims before they waive their rights to do so. I help clients minimize or eliminate tax liabilities alleged by the government. I represent clients as we dispute such claims before the taxing authorities or file appeals to the appropriate courts. I am experienced in dealing with the IRS as well as the Franchise Tax Board, the Employment Development Department and the Board of Equalization. I can handle tax appeals before the IRS, administrative agencies, state courts, the federal courts, the U.S. Tax Court, the Federal Court of Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tax Liens and Levies: I have the skills to negotiate with the appropriate tax authorities and help businesses continue to operate while we resolve their tax debts. I handle the entire spectrum of tax law, including ad valorem property taxes, income taxes, sales and use taxes, employment taxes, payroll taxes and self-employment taxes. I can also negotiate with the IRS or California tax authorities to release individuals from wage garnishments and to help them resolve their tax debts.

Civil Tax Fraud Cases: I defend clients in both state and federal courts against civil tax fraud allegations and penalties involving:

  • Tax evasion
  • Improper tax returns
  • Accuracy-related negligence
  • Substantial understatement of income

Business, Estate and Tax Planning: I provide clients with general tax-planning advice, including tax planning for real estate transactions, such as 1031 tax-deferred (like kind) exchanges. I help businesspeople structure their companies to minimize the tax consequences and limit their personal liability. I also aid clients in creating estate plans to minimize estate taxes and avoid probate.

Contact the Irvine, California, Law Offices of Thomas J. Fernandez to schedule a consultation regarding your tax law concerns.


The Law Offices of Thomas J. Fernandez provides legal representation in tax litigation and appeals, tax audits, tax liens and levies, tax fraud cases and tax planning to residents of Irvine, Newport Beach, Ladera Ranch, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County and San Diego County, California.

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