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
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
2-10 Attorneys

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

The Summons

Coinbase is a San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange company that operates bitcoin and other digital asset transactions and storage for over one million users in 190 countries…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Jimmy Chen Seminar Attendees and Clients at Risk of Being Investigated for Tax Evasion

This past summer, Jimmy J. Chen, accountant and promoter of private charitable foundations, was charged with six felony counts of tax evasion. From 2009 through 2011, Mr. Chen apparently used his tax-exempt ChenSung Family…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

Airbnb Taxation

In only 10 years, Airbnb has developed into a $31 billion industry with offices worldwide. To date, more than 100 million guests have shunned expensive hotels during their travels and instead choose the online booking service to…more
 /  Taxation

Getting Into Compliance with Your Foreign Account Reporting, Part II

In Part I, we listed some of the penalties associated with the failure to report foreign accounts, and what is widely regarded as the best option for coming into compliance – the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). In…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Getting Into Compliance with Your Foreign Account Reporting, Part I

With the 2015 release of the “Panama Papers,” roughly 11.5 million documents detailing personal financial information of wealthy individuals and identifying nearly 215,000 offshore entities are now available to government…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

March 2017: Client Alert

2016 Proof of Health Insurance: the Form 1095 Wrinkle - Under the current Affordable Care Act (ACA), all Americans must have health insurance. If you receive your health insurance through the ACA marketplace or from your…more
 /  Taxation
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