Amanda Cook is a Senior Associate Attorney at Brotman Law where she manages a caseload of forty to fifty cases, specifically on issues relating to state and federal audits with EDD, CDTFA, the IRS and FTB. In addition to her expertise in audit and collection defense work, Amanda advises clients on tax and business planning and setting up business entities that are most advantageous to their company.
What Amanda likes most about her work at Brotman Law is fitting together the different pieces of the puzzle, in both audits and tax planning, to provide clients with the most favorable outcome when dealing with taxing authorities.
She has over ten years of experience working in various aspects of tax law including working for the Michigan Tax Tribunal, Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, collection defense and audit representation at other small, local firms, and compliance in the legal department at a major tax company. Amanda has developed particular expertise in individual and pass-through income tax matters.
Amanda attended Michigan State University College of Law with a full scholarship and earned her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude. She was admitted to the California State Bar in 2011. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University on a partial scholarship, graduating with Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Political Science, both with honors.
In her free time, Amanda likes to travel. Born to a military family, she has lived in Mississippi, Germany, Texas and Delaware before locating to California. She has traveled to nine countries and 35 states in the U.S. to experience the locale culture. Wherever she travels, she also fits in a hike or two, especially to national parks.