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 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure and related matters. Sean is one of only a handful of attorneys licensed 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 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:
- 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 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure.
Mr. Golding has been retained to represent clients in offshore 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 Offshore 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 one of only a few attorneys 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 the prestigious Whitney High School in Cerritos, Jenny earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics and a Minor in Computing from UCLA. She then graduated in the top third of her class at USC Gould School of Law, which is consistently ranked as one of the top 20 law schools in the United States.
Jenny has 10 years of legal experience and works directly with Sean on various complex tax and estate planning matters. Jenny also supports Sean with his Korean-speaking clients. Having grown up helping her parents forge their way in a foreign country, 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 her husband, Sean, and their family.