EDD Lawyer California: CA Payroll Tax Audit Attorney Help

Finding a reliable EDD attorney can often seem like a task more difficult than the tax problem you’re facing. Would they be able to deliver a positive outcome, or will you just get billed by the hour unnecessarily without your problem being solved?

At Brotman Law, our passion is to fight for our clients and protect their interests no matter how great the odds or how difficult their tax issues might seem. Read on to learn more about the talented people that make up our team and how we can help free you from your tax problems.

Meet California payroll tax audit attorney Sam Brotman

A graduate of the Wabash College in Indiana and later the St. Catherine's College at Oxford University, where he received a "highest honors" standing, Sam Brotman began his career in law at the prestigious New York City law firm Covington & Burling LLP. He would later go on to earn a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree and a Master of Laws, Taxation (LL.M.) from the University of San Diego followed by an MBA degree from San Diego State University. 

Sam founded Brotman Law in 2013 and quickly grew its reputation as one of the leading law firms in the country. Brotman Law was recognized in 2018 by Law Firm 500 as the 14th fastest-growing law firm in the United States. In every year since 2016, Sam has also been nominated as a "Super Lawyer - Rising Star," a distinction that recognizes the top 2.5% of lawyers nationwide. Sam has also been nominated to San Diego's "Best of the Bar" list of recommended attorneys. 

Sam understands the importance of being his clients' best advocate and takes a practical instead of a litigious approach to solving tax issues. This unique approach has yielded a collaborative, rather than combative, relationship with the government, enabling him to consistently achieve positive outcomes for clients. 

Our team of EDD lawyers

Mitchell Smith

With a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from the California Western School of Law and a Master of Laws in Taxation (LLM) from the University of San Diego School of Law, Smith has over six years of experience working in tax law. He has represented clients in the U.S. Tax Court, obtaining favorable outcomes for them at the audit and appellate levels of the IRS. During the course of his career, Smith has also won favorable settlements of high-dollar-tax deficiencies and helped secure tax-exempt status for new organizations in the state of California.

Sahar Bijan

An associate attorney at Brotman Law, Sahar Bijan graduated with a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and also obtained a Master of Laws in taxation. She's passionate about fighting for people and being a voice for them if they ever needed one. She chose to practice tax law because of her love for numbers.

Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez finished his J.D. at the California Western School of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Interning for the Honorable Karen S. Crawford, United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, made a significant contribution to his legal experience. At Brotman Law, most of the cases that Gomez has dealt with have been for EDD audits and collections in addition to foreign disclosure issues. 

Chase Canevari

Chase Canevari joined Brotman Law in December 2020. He obtained a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. His interest in tax litigation developed soon after his studies as he found this particular branch of law to be very straightforward and contain fewer gray areas. He has helped our clients limit their tax liabilities, mitigate situations involving tax issues, and to subsequently find financial security. 

Lindsay Pyfrom

Having previously worked at H&R Block as a Lead Tax Research Specialist and as a QA Analyst, Pyfrom joined the team at Brotman Law as an associate attorney. She graduated from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Honors: Negotiations Theory & Skills and Pro Bono Honors. As a lawyer for EDD, she takes pride in helping people who are stressed out about their tax problems, effectively handling their cases to achieve the desired outcomes.

Here’s what an EDD lawyer from Brotman Law can help you with

The passionate and exceptional team at Brotman Law is committed to securing the best possible results for clients. With genuine empathy for clients and a strong desire to help them, our singular focus is going above and beyond the attorney-client relationship to free you from the burden of your tax problems in the following practice areas:

  • Income Tax Audits 

  • California Sales Tax Audits 

  • California Payroll Tax Audits 

  • IRS Tax Debt Resolution 

  • California Tax Debt Resolution 

  • Criminal Tax 

  • Divorce & Taxes

  • Multi-States Tax Issues

  • International Tax Issues

  • Tax Optimization

  • Business, Real Estate, & Transactional Tax

Speak to an expert EDD audit attorney

Need an EDD audit lawyer? Contact Brotman Law today and our experienced team of tax law professionals will work to figure out what options exist for you and how to best utilize them to provide you relief from your tax problems.

Can Brotman Law provide an EDD appeal lawyer near me?

You can stop looking for an EDD lawyer near you now. Brotman Law can provide you with an EDD appeal attorney to dispute an EDD audit and file a petition with the Appeals Board so that you can avoid overpayments. We understand that the Employment Development Department assessments could feel like the end of the world to business owners. We’ll be in your corner every step of the way to ensure you get a favorable outcome after the appeal hearing.

Areas where we can provide an EDD attorney in California

  • San Diego

  • Los Angeles

  • Sacramento

  • San Francisco

  • San Jose

  • Orange County

Contact an EDD tax attorney today!

The experienced California EDD attorneys at our law office will work closely with you to understand the nature of your tax issues and provide legal advice on how to move forward so that you can understand precisely how the appeals process will play out. Contact Brotman Law today for a free consultation to learn more about how we can be of assistance.

How much does an EDD lawyer cost?

Most law firms charge by the hour for EDD lawyers and this causes a lot of problems for the clients. You're billed for every phone call and email. Every minute spent working on your case is billed and with no caps on hourly billing, you could end up paying way more than you anticipated. For example, a 15-minute phone call with a partner level attorney might cost between $250 - $300. At Brotman Law, we believe that‘s unfair to clients, which is why we do things a bit differently

We charge an easy and transparent monthly flat fee, so that you're only paying for the expertise and the results, not the time it takes to achieve them. Our flat fee will cover everything that happens in your case, no matter how hard we need to push back against the government. Brotman Law strives to provide maximum value with cost efficiency and our model revolves around delivering the best value possible to our clients.