California Tax Controversy and Litigation Specialists

If you are involved in a tax dispute in California, Dakessian Law can help—no matter what stage of the process and no matter the odds. We handle audits, protests, settlements, appeals and litigation with the Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization, the Employment Development Department, as well as local government.

Our founder, Mardiros H. “Marty” Dakessian has 20 years of experience in this area. He started his career working for two different members of the State Board of Equalization—first as graduate research assistant to the Honorable Dean Andal—and then as Legal Counsel to the Honorable Claude Parrish, the current Orange County Tax Assessor. Legal publication Law360 has named Marty Tax MVP four times and he has been named a Super Lawyer® four times as well. In all, we bring several decades worth of experience to bear for our clients.

As important as experience is focus. We spend all of our energy resolving our clients’ California tax disputes. We know when to negotiate, but if the deal is weak, we won’t hesitate to go the distance. Know that we are passionate advocates who will stand with you and for you.

If you need assistance with California franchise and income taxes, sales taxes, business taxes, payroll taxes, property taxes, or local business license and other taxes, we welcome the opportunity to work with you.