About Us

Our Clients

Our clients are from diverse industries such as healthcare, technology, real estate, finance, retail and consumer products, and energy. We serve Fortune 500 companies, global institutions, high net-worth individuals, and other businesses. But no matter the industry or business our talented and professional team of lawyers leverage their knowledge and experience to secure a positive outcome for our clients.

California Tax Controversy

Our firm was founded to achieve results for our clients and vindicate the rights of taxpayers in disputes with California agencies. No matter the complexity of your issues, no matter the stakes, and no matter the odds, you can count on us—and our several decades of combined experience in California tax matters—to put you in the best possible position to succeed. While we look to resolve matters at the lowest possible level, when we must do battle with the government, we play to win. Our results speak for themselves and give our clients the advantage, whether they want to negotiate or go to the mat.

Executive Multistate Tax Counsel

Based on client demand, Dakessian Law has expanded its service capacity to include multistate matters. We bring to bear our firm’s trademark passion and determination coupled with Big 4, Big Law, and in-house executive experience in counseling our tax executive clients. We bring to them a perspective of independent judgment along with our analysis of the multistate tax impact of proposed transactions and refunds, as well as risk identification and mitigation, planning repair, crisis management, and strategic tax analysis. We do so on the basis of a retainer, to remain on call for our clients and to encourage regular interactions between executive peers who proactively choose to build a relationship of mutual trust, respect, and loyalty.

Multistate Tax Controversy

Also based on client demand, we now offer our services as administrative, trial, and appellate advocates in multistate matters whether they relate to assessments or refund claims. We do so from the perspective of our experience at the highest level of Big Law, the Big 4, and inside some of the world’s largest companies. We have served clients in consumer products, transportation and distribution, energy, insurance and financial services, private equity, technology, manufacturing, aerospace, chemicals, communications, mass retail, housing, pharmaceuticals, business services, food and beverage, agribusiness, and a variety of other industries.


Representative Client List

Alfred E. Mann
American Century Investments
Anthem, Inc.
Big Lots!
Campbell Soup Company
Cargill, Inc.
D&H Distributing Co.
Dignity Health
Enterprise Holdings
The Hertz Corporation
Foster Farms, Inc.
G&C Equipment Corporation
Guess?, Inc.
Haliburton International Foods, Inc.
Kia Motors America, Inc.
La Jolla Marketplace, LP
Liberty Utilities, LLC
One Technologies, LLC
Orange County Sanitation District
Quicken Loans Inc.
Regents of the University of California
Sacramento Area Sewer District
San Joaquin Refining Co., Inc.
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Suture Express, Inc.
The J.M. Smucker Company
Under Armour, Inc.
VWR International, LLC
Werner Systems, Inc.
World Wide Produce
Yamato Kogyo America, Inc.