Sean M. Golding, JD, LL.M., EA – Certified Tax Law Specialist
Our Managing Partner, Sean M. Golding, JD, LLM, EA is the only Attorney nationwide who has earned the Certified Tax Law Specialist credential and specializes exclusively in IRS Voluntary Disclosure and related matters. He is a 20-year attorney with a license in both New York & California and has a Master’s degree in Tax Law.
In addition, Sean is also an Enrolled Agent (the highest credential awarded by the IRS). As an Enrolled Agent, he is authorized to represent clients before the IRS nationwide.
Less than 1% of Tax Attorneys Nationwide Are Certified Specialists
Anyone can say they “specialize” in tax, but only a few are State Bar Certified Tax Law Specialists.
Sean M. Golding is one of less than 400 attorneys (out of more than 200,000 practicing California Attorneys) to earn the Certified Tax Law Specialist credential. The credential is awarded to less than 1% of attorneys.
Sean has served as a contributing author to the NOLO legal book series on issues involving U.S. and International IRS and State Tax matters for individuals and businesses.
Sean represents clients in:
- IRS Voluntary Disclosure (IRM)
- Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures
- Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedures
- Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures
- FBAR Penalties
- Form 8938 Penalties (FATCA)
- Form 3520 Penalties
- Form 5471 Penalties
- For 8865 Penalties
- International Tax Investigations
He is frequently called upon to lecture and write on issues involving IRS Voluntary Disclosure and other international tax law issues.
Sean has been retained to represent clients in IRS Voluntary Disclosure disclosures matters with unreported accounts reaching nearly $40,000,000 in a single disclosure and has substantial experience with facilitating compliance of Foreign Corporations, CFC (Controlled Foreign Corporations), and PFIC (Passive Foreign Investment Companies), in all aspects of IRS Voluntary Disclosure.
Sean’s clients include U.S. and foreign businesses and families living throughout the states, as well as abroad. Past and current clients reside in Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey Islands, Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, and more.
Sean graduated from one of the nation’s Top Master of Tax Law Programs at the University of Denver, where he also received his Bachelor’s degree. He worked his way through school and earned Dean’s List distinction at both Whittier Law School and University of Denver.
- Certified Tax Law Specialist (Less than 1% of Practicing Tax Attorneys Nationwide)
- Member, State Bar of California, 1999-Present (Inactive 2004-2005 while launching NY practice)
- Member, State Bar of New York, 2004-Present
- Enrolled Agent, Federally Licensed Tax Practitioner
- Admitted, United States Tax Court
- Real Estate Broker, California Department of Real Estate
Having achieved Enrolled Agent status, Sean is licensed to represent individual and corporate clients nationwide before the IRS, IRS Appeals Board, Tax Courts, and Federal Courts. He has been quoted in several news publications, including Accounting Magazine and Tax Pro Today.
Sean is originally from New York City and currently resides with his family in Southern California. He is active within the community and serves on various legal panels. Sean is also a former ranked junior competitor Tennis Player in the Eastern Tennis Association (part of the USTA). In his free time, Sean enjoys traveling.
Jenny has been living in Southern California for over 30 years. After attending Whitney High School in Cerritos, Jenny earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics and a Minor in Computing from UCLA. She then graduated from USC Gould School of Law (a Top 20 Law School).
Jenny has over 10 years of legal experience and works directly with Sean on various complex tax and estate planning matters. Having grown up helping her immigrant parents forge their way in America, she fully understands how confusing and overwhelming the American legal system can be. Thus, she truly enjoys assisting clients with diverse backgrounds and cultures and helping them with their legal issues. When Jenny isn’t working, she values spending time with family and reading.