Tax Attorney OC

Law Firm in Newport Beach, CA
Law Firm in Newport Beach, CA Newport Beach Tax Attorney Layton is a native of Southern California, born in Long Beach. He currently resides in Fullerton, California, where he and his wife raise two daughters. After leaving the public sector, he opened an Orange County tax law firm due to his desire to support local businesses and people after seeing a need for sophisticated, smart, ethical, and cost-efficient representation in the area. More than just bringing his breadth of experience to the table, Mr. Layton's clients can expect to be kept informed in plain terms, direct and honest communication, regular updates and availability using modern technology, and attention to their personal needs.
When the chips are down, Mr. Layton's clients can also expect a confident, aggressive, and authoritative voice on their side. Mr. Layton has substantial courtroom and trial experience in civil and criminal cases, ranging from more than a quarter of a billion dollars to innocent spouse cases.
Areas Served
  • Newport Beach, Irvine, Laguna Niguel
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  • Tax Attorney Newport Beach
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23 Corporate Plaza Drive, Ste 100
Newport Beach, CA
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Practice Areas
read moreTax Audits, Protests & Appeals
Criminal Tax Defense, Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion
Estate Planning & Trusts
Fresh Start: Offers in Compromise, Lien & Levy Relief
Employment Taxes, Payroll Taxes, & the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty
Streamlined Voluntary Disclosures for Offshore/Foreign Accounts and Unfiled FBARs
Innocent Spouse Relief
Independent Contractor & Employee Worker Reclassification Audits
Employment Taxes, Payroll Taxes & Trust Fund Recovery
Tax Trials


Robert Bonds
read moreI am a C.P.A. who has used Daniel and his firm for various client issues and tax law questions. My work with Daniel and his staff has been very professional and with positive results. Daniel's knowledge of tax law and IRS procedure have been invaluable to me.
Kathleen Gulko
read moreFinding Layton & Lopez Tax Attorneys was like hitting the jack pot. We FINALLY found a firm that was expertly knowledgeable in handling challenges with the IRS. Daniel Layton was our main client contact, and he worked very closely with us. We did everything he told us to do, and we were able to reach a reasonable agreement with the IRS. We tried two other law firms before them, which resulted in wasted money. We are very grateful to Layton & Lopez for resolving an issue that had been ongoing for 15 years. Medi-Syn, Inc. highly recommends Layton & Lopez, LLC for assisting you with your corporate tax matters.
Peter S.
read moreI hired this law office to represent me before the California Franchise Tax Board. The FTB had decided to audit one of my state tax returns. Daniel Layton, the attorney that represented me, was fantastic! He was constantly in touch with me, letting me know of everything that was happening and making recommendations on how to proceed. I have hired other law firms where you never hear from anyone for months and there's no one to communicate with. But not here. This firm's client communication is top notch and I really appreciated that. Undergoing a tax audit is anxious for anyone, and I was really glad to have them handle it so carefully. Oh yeah - and the tax audit result was a 100% success in my favor.
Steve K.
read moreDan is very knowledgeable about tax matters and has always given me good and wise advice. He is very professional and I would recommend him to anyone to has a tax issue.
Daniel Rescia
read moreMr. Layton is an exceptional tax attorney that resolved problems that 3 so-called CPA's couldn't, with just a simple letter. Exceptional tax attorney.
Vic Morel
read moreDaniel with his IRS Administrative & IRS Trial Experience makes him the first Tax Professional that you call when you have a difficult and complex IRS problem. I have worked with Daniel on some very complicated IRS Tax cases and found him to be very analytical and a true problem solver.
Dick Norton
read moreI have had the pleasure of working with Dan Layton when I have brought him aboard as a team member for clients I was representing that needed to petition or had already petitioned the U.S. Tax Court. Dan has proven himself invaluable with his legal training, experience and support. I plan to continue using him for future clients where legal representation is an integral part of my strategy to ensure a successful resolution to the tax controversy. That is the highest recommendation I can offer.
Helen T.
read moreI highly recommend Daniel. I had a California tax issue of receiving a 10 year old bill, which belonged to my ex-husband. Unfortunately I had signed a tax form. Daniel was very thorough in making my case and showed all the facts. It took ten months but we won.
Amy Rubens
Apr 07, 2021
Highly recommend!
I called with a tax question and Daniel was able to help me and refer me to other professionals to assist. He spent quite a bit of time with me on the phone and was courteous and knowledgeable.
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Tax Attorney OC
read moreAs in-house counsel, I have to deal often with outside counsel. Some are not so good about communicating the status of the case or what the strategy should be in light of new events. Mr. Layton, however, was exceptional. I did not have to worry that my case was being handled in a competent manner. Quite frankly Daniels work saved my retirement and was I felt 'life saving.'. AMF [Google Local]. We did everything he told us to do, and we were able to reach a reasonable agreement with the IRS. We tried two other law firms before them, which resulted in wasted money.
Independent Contractor and Employee
read moreEither the EDD or the IRS can examine a business' returns for proper worker classification. The determination of whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee is a fact-based determination which involves a variety of factors, with some factors often weighing more than others. The EDD provides a handy "Employment Determination Guide, " Form DE 38, to guide differentiating between employees and independent contractors. 1. Do you instruct or supervise the person while he or she is working?
Orange County Criminal Tax Attorney
read moreCriminal tax defense attorney Daniel W. Layton will bring his 14 years of criminal and civil tax fraud litigation experience to your side to protect your rights and zealously defend you from IRS overreach. Mr. Layton is an ex-federal prosecutor with high-stakes trial experience on both sides of the courtroom. Mr. Layton's in-depth knowledge of the IRS's practices and procedures in fraud and tax evasion cases comes years learning from the inside as an IRS trial attorney and federal tax prosecutor, roles in which he routinely trained the IRS's Special Agents and auditors on the available tools and the limits of their jobs.
California Sales Tax Consultant
read moreOrange County, California sales tax consultant Marc Brandeis, CPA (non-attorney), is a former senior California sales tax and use tax auditor with the BOE (now known as the CDTFA - California Department of Tax & Fee Administration) with over 20 years of dedicated sales/use tax experience. Mr. Brandeis is the owner of Brandeis & Associates, LLC, which provides sales tax consultant services to the firm under independent contract. He represents Orange County businesses at all stages of use tax and sales tax audits, appeals, and administrative board hearing, having notable experience before the Office of Tax Appeals and, formerly, the Board of Equalization.
Tax Attorney Daniel W
read moreTax Attorney Daniel W. Layton has dedicated his career to providing the highest level of representation to his clients in tax audits, appeals, trials, and criminal tax investigations. After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, Mr. Layton earn an advanced degree in the laws of taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He earned a reputation for handling complex tax litigation from beginning of his career as an IRS trial attorney and, later, from his five years with the U.S. Department of Justice, handling civil and criminal tax cases as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in downtown Los Angeles.
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Hours of Operation
Monday09:00 AM÷06:00 PM
Tuesday09:00 AM÷06:00 PM
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