Sean M. Golding, JD, LLM, EA
Sean M. Golding is one of only a handful of attorneys licensed in both New York & California and has a Master’s degree in Tax Law. He has accumulated 18 years of legal experience and is also an Enrolled Agent, the highest credential awarded by the IRS (which authorizes him to represent clients before the IRS in all 50 states, and not just Tax Court). Mr. Golding is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker.
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.
Golding & Golding limits their practice exclusively to IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure matters. Mr. Golding represents clients worldwide (in over 50 countries) with Offshore Disclosure (OVDP) and Streamlined Procedures, as well as FBAR & FATCA Compliance.
Throughout his 18+ years of practicing as an Attorney, Sean also has gained extensive litigation experience in highly complex civil and criminal matters nationwide.
He has represented individuals and businesses in a broad range of both civil litigation and audit matters, and has helped hundreds of individual and business clients worldwide avoid criminal charges, as well as reduce and avoid penalties (See our Case Results for more information).
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.
In recent years, with a surge in the number of inexperienced counsel selling Offshore Disclosure experience they do not possess (read: strong SEO skills, but weak legal advocacy skills) he also receives a significant number of clients seeking help after their first attorney flubbed the 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, 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.
- 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 playing tennis and learning chess.
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.