About the Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor

The Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor is an award-winning tax law firm located in the Santa Ana area of Orange County, California. Our tax attorneys and enrolled agent specialize in handling civil and criminal tax controversies, involving the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), the Department of Justice, and state tax agencies such as the Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization, and the Employment Development Department.

Our professionals marry extensive prior government experience as federal prosecutors and trial attorneys with the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the U.S. Department of Justice along with their broad private practice experience to develop the best course of action to resolve tax controversies for their clients. Because we handle tax controversies administratively and in court, and because we litigate in virtually every type of court in which tax controversies can be litigated, we offer a unique perspective when it comes to representing clients in tax controversies. We offer valuable advice on when it makes sense to settle and when it makes sense to fight. Many times a “win” can be achieved without the need for litigation. But if litigation becomes necessary, we litigate in all courts and offer valuable advice on which court offers the best opportunity for achieving the client’s objective.

Our attorneys are recognized both statewide and nationally for their expertise. For ten consecutive years the attorneys of the Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor have been awarded the “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Tax Law by Best Lawyers. See a full list of our awards.

  • The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Tax Law (2006-2015)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms (2013-2017)
  • Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law for Orange County, California in 2011 by Best Lawyers®
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated
  • Super Lawyers and
  • Avvo 10.0 ratings

Our tax legal services include

Who We Serve

Our tax attorneys in Orange County, California represent business and personal taxpayers during civil tax audits, criminal tax investigations, administrative appeals, all phases of tax collection, and judicial tax related proceedings in all trial and appellate courts. We also provide business and personal advice regarding tax-related issues in bankruptcy and receivership proceedings and counsel clients on the use of the bankruptcy laws to facilitate the handling of existing and potential tax problems. We are pleased to offer professionals who can converse in English, Spanish, Chinese and Marshallese.



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Both Lisa Nelson and Jonathan Amitrano have been named Super Lawyer’s Rising Star again in 2017

FILED ON 08/24/17

The Law Office of A. Lavar Taylor is proud to announce that two of its attorneys have been recognized for their achievements in tax law.  Both Lisa Nelson, Partner of the Law Office, and Jonathan…

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