State and Local Tax Attorneys

Successfully resolving tax disputes
on behalf of taxpayers

California’s tax agencies are powerful, aggressive, and intractable. They hold all the cards and have many weapons at their disposal. Unless you know exactly what you are doing, disputing an assessment can be a costly and fruitless endeavor. With Dakessian Law on your side, you have the advantage.

You have the advantage of a team with several decades of experience in California tax matters. You have the advantage of a team with a stellar track record at the administrative level. You have the advantage of a team that has achieved ground-breaking wins in court. You have the advantage of lawyers who have held the taxing agencies accountable with attorney fee awards into the millions of dollars. You have the advantage of a firm that commands the respect of the taxing authorities at all levels. You have the advantage of a firm with strong professional relationships with key agency decision-makers. A firm that knows how to expertly navigate California’s unique and complex tax system with grit and determination.

All of this translates into putting our clients in the best possible position to succeed-whether they want to negotiate a settlement, resolve a matter early, or go to the mat.


Our Results


San Francisco Business License Tax Dispute

OTA: Excise Tax Dispute

CDTFA Appeals Board: Distributor

OTA: Appeal of Conacher

Sacramento-based Food Company

San Diego Car Rental Fee Litigation

[Redacted] Joint Venture

City of Rialto Business License Tax Litigation

Privately-Held Apparel Company – Sales Tax Reduction

[Redacted] Energy Sector Client

World Wide Produce – Attorney Fee Award

[Redacted] Privately Held Real Estate Firm

NFL Athlete – Residency Dispute

[Redacted] Charitable Remainder Trust

[Redacted] Charitable Trust

[Redacted] Fortune 500 Food Company

[Redacted] Angel Investor

American Century Investments


[Redacted] Payroll Tax win before ALJ for Major Apparel Co.

[Redacted] California/Nevada Residency Dispute

Liberty Utilities

[Redacted] Income Tax win for Trading Co.

[Redacted] Major California Glazing Contractor

G&C Equipment Corporation (G&C II)

Minimed Infusion

Mantels & More

G&C Equipment Corporation (G&C I)

Tax Analysts v. Franchise Tax Board


Cutler v. Franchise Tax Board (Cutler II)

Daniel V, Inc. v. Franchise Tax Board

Parmar v. State Board of Equalization

Cutler v. Franchise Tax Board (Cutler I)

Santander Auto Finance

M/Y Bellissima

1033 Tax Deferred Exchange

Mica Industries, Inc.

Alan Berman Trucking, Inc.

[Redacted] Franchise Tax Board

Communities to Save Enterprise Zones

Cyntron v. Housing and Community Development

B&R Industries

Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office

Argonaut Group, Inc.

DeVry, Inc.

Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office

Jessica McClintock, Inc.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Granite Construction, Inc.

Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office

Ventura County Assessor’s Office

Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office

Trend Offset Printing

Kia Motors