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Judge awards firm $1.2 million in fees in taxation case
In 2013, Attorney Dakessian represented a real estate company in Nevada that was being subjected to taxation in California. The real estate firm was told to pay $2.27 million in back taxes by the Franchise Tax Board in 2000, after being audited. The owner of the firm was a resident of California and he paid the taxes, but then sued for a refund. In the case Daniel V Inc. v. Franchise Tax Board L.A. Superior Court, BC457301 (L.A. Super. Ct.), which was filed on March 2011, it was ruled that the Nevada company’s income was not taxable by the state of California because it was based in Nevada. The client obtained $1.2 million to help cover costs and attorney’s fees, as well as being fully refunded for the $2.27 million.