Moskowitz LLP

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180 Montgomery Street
Suite 1950
San Francisco, CA 94104, United States
Phone: (415) 394-7200
Areas of Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Taxation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
2-10 Attorneys

Tax Extensions Available to Victims of California Wildfires

Yesterday, the IRS announced that victims of the California wildfires have been granted extensions to file certain individual and business tax returns. …more
 /  Taxation

Making an Effective (and Tax Deductible) Donation for Disaster Relief

Relief efforts are underway to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey and those affected by the catastrophic flooding in Texas and Louisiana. Many well-meaning Americans are making donations through a variety of organizations. Most…more
 /  Nonprofit Law, Taxation

"Money" Mayweather’s $22 Million Tax Problem

Floyd "Money" Mayweather certainly lives up to his nickname – the undefeated boxer is expected to cash in as much as $350 million for his recent win against Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor…more
 /  Taxation

Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to 27 Months for Tax Evasion

Tax evasion carries severe penalties, even in cases in which no one else has been defrauded. The facts - From 2005 through 2011, Semere Tsehaye owned more than 20 Instant Tax Service (ITS) franchises in Illinois, Kansas…more
 /  Taxation

San Antonio Businessman Sentenced To Four Years in Prison for Defrauding Personal Injury Clients, the Bankruptcy court, and the IRS.

From 2009 through 2014, Elpidio Gongora (aka “Pete Gongora”), operated a number of personal injury law offices in Texas, Arkansas and New Mexico. The lawyers in these firms apparently obtained settlements on behalf of their…more
 /  Criminal Law, Taxation

18 Months in Prison for Cashing Client Checks and Not Reporting the Income to the IRS

A man who provided landscaping and snowplowing services to residential and commercial customers in Hartford, Connecticut is serving 18 months in jail for underreporting his income…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Marijuana Accounting and Legal Compliance

Since marijuana is still illegal at the federal level and subject to continually evolving regulations at the state level, cannabis producers, distributors, and retailers need to develop compliance programs and procedures as…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

What You Can Do To Minimize the Likelihood of Someone Contesting Your Will

In our first two posts in this series, we discussed who has legal standing to challenge a will and what grounds may form the basis of a will contest. In this third and final post on will contests, we will introduce a few actions…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Who Can Bring Forth a Challenge

Following Richard Pratt’s death in 2009, Madison Ashton claimed that she had left her profession as a sex worker to become the Australian billionaire’s kept mistress. Pratt had apparently promised the former Penthouse Pet a…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Filing Your Own Return

In our last post, we reviewed the main advantages and disadvantages of joint tax returns for married couples. This post will focus on when a married couple should consider filing separately, and special considerations if they…more
 /  Taxation

The Duty of Impartiality and Other Trustee Troubles

Trustees are accountable to both the current income beneficiaries and the remaindermen of a trust, and are often placed in the unenviable position of have to balance the interests of the two. A beneficiary may look forward to…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

The Joint Tax Return

IRS data indicates that over 95% of married couples file jointly – and for most, but not all, couples this makes good economic sense. In this two-part series, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of filing joint and…more
 /  Taxation

Guidelines for Making Prudent Investment Decisions

When the creator of a trust is living, they can manage their trust and invest it however they wish. When a named trustee assumes control of a trust, however, they have a number of investment obligations and duties. A trustee’s…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Role of the Trustee

When Edna Sue Pate was appointed trustee of her 10 year-old grandson’s $100,000 college fund in 2003, it is unlikely that her relatives knew about her gambling addiction. Or perhaps they thought that her grandmotherly instincts…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Challenge and Counter-Proposal

In Part I, we outlined the scope of the November 2016 summons served on Coinbase to identify its users and their transaction activity and the IRS’ justification for requesting this data under 26 U.S. Code § 7602. Section 7602…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation
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