Tax Law Office of Daniel W. Layton, Esq.
Law Firm in Riverside, CA
Riverside Tax Attorney Daniel W. Layton is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School who has dedicated his career to providing the highest level of representation to his clients in tax audits, appeals, trials, and criminal tax investigations. His diverse and substantial background in tax comes not only from an advanced degree in the laws of taxation, earned while attending Golden Gate University in San Francisco, but from his time at the 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.
- Year established: 2014
Highlights & Specialties
- Tax Law
Tax Law Office of Daniel W. Layton, Esq.
read moreMy work is to save peoples lives. Quite frankly Daniels work saved my retirement and was I felt 'life saving.'. AMF [Google Local Reviews]. 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. Daniel W. Layton has dedicated the last 15 years to handling and resolving IRS tax issues, ranging from sole proprietorship and partnership audits, to collection due process and offers in compromise, to sophisticated tax litigation involving potential liabilities of over a quarter billion dollars asserted against interrelated corporate entities.
read moreDaniel W. Layton is a tax trial attorney in Pasadena who brings real and verifiable tax trial experience to the table: More than 100 federal court (Tax Court and U.S. District Court) cases decided on motion, after trial, or by stipulated decision and over 50 federal court litigation matters published in Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, and other widely circulated reports. Although most cases settle, common sense dictates that the most favorable settlement comes when your opponent is concerned about losing at trial.
IRS and EDD Employment Taxes
read morePasadena tax attorney Daniel W. Layton has substantial experience defending his clients in employment tax disputes, whether handling overly aggressive collection tactics by the Internal Revenue Service or the California EDD (Employment Development Department) on back payroll taxes or over-assessed payroll taxes. Mr. Layton learned about the IRS from the inside out, working as the IRS's in-house and trial counsel, where he trained Revenue Officers in their tools and limitations. He understands how to speak the government's language and address their often unspoken concerns.
read moreFBARs and voluntary disclosures of foreign accounts and income are an area of notable experience for Pasadena tax attorney Daniel W. Layton. Mr. Layton has handled FBAR and foreign reporting cases at all stages, including streamlined disclosures, audits, appeals, and federal court litigation. As a former D.O.J. and IRS trial attorney, he uses his experience and insights to help his clients navigate this complex and evolving area of law. When you want to make sure that a streamlined disclosure is appropriate for you and, if you are eligible for those procedures, the streamlined certification, FBARs, and returns are competently prepared and submitted, having a sophisticated and experienced tax attorney is critical.
IRS Innocent Spouse Relief Attorney
read moreIRS Innocent Spouse Relief, for Pasadena tax attorney Daniel W. Layton, is a special area of focus. Mr. Layton has helped deserving clients obtain innocent spouse relief to escape from the dark cloud of IRS and California FTB tax liabilities. As a former IRS attorney who used to handle the IRS's innocent spouse cases through several trials and published decisions, Mr. Layton has exceptional experience and insights which most attorneys lack in this area. Since entering private practice, Daniel Layton has successfully obtained relief from the IRS Office of Appeals, obtained Innocent Joint Filer Tax Liability Relief from the FTB (their version of innocent spouse relief), and, when the IRS initially denied relief, obtained innocent spouse relief for his clients in Tax Court.
Administrative Assistant Benjamin
read moreStarting with our office in 2017, Benjamin Tu is the first level of the firm's office staff, handling a variety of administrative and clerical duties. Benjamin is an aspiring law student and future attorney, having scored an impressive 95th percentile score (top 5% of all test takers) in the Law School Aptitude Test. Notably, this score qualifies him for MENSA membership. Benjamin earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Irvine in 2018, with honors. Before joining the firm, he worked as a peer academic adviser at UC Irvine and as a member specialist with the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach.
Paralegal Melissa S
read moreMelissa Kew is a paralegal and has worked for Mr. Layton since the firm was founded. She holds masters degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Toronto, where she focused on quantitative and qualitative research. Melissa's work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Melissa has extensive experience in preparing and presenting financial data and analysis in relation to in-depth audit presentations, Form 433 Collection Information Statements, Offers in Compromise (Form 656), installment agreements, and as litigation support in complex litigation and trials.
Pasadena Bankruptcy Attorney
read moreTamar Terzian is a bankruptcy attorney in Pasadena serving clients in the Pasadena-Glendale area. Mrs. Terzian has over 12 years of experience in bankruptcy court with special experience in cases involving tax liabilities. She focuses her bankruptcy law practice on discharge and restructuring cases involving Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 13, federal and state tax liabilities, and litigation of preferential and fraudulent transfer issues. Trial attorney for Los Angeles U.S. Attorney's Office, Tax Division Judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert N. Kwan, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California Board Member and Officer - Southern California Bankruptcy Inns of Court University of California, Irvine (B.A.) Western University of Michigan, Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D.)