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Sean M. Golding – Certified Tax Law Specialist, IRS Voluntary Disclosure

Sean M. Golding – Certified Tax Law Specialist, IRS Voluntary Disclosure

Sean M. Golding – Certified Tax Law Specialist, IRS Voluntary Disclosure

Sean M. Golding – Certified Tax Law Specialist, IRS Voluntary Disclosure

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 in IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Matters.

Sean represents clients in:

  • OVDP
  • 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
  • Criminal International Tax Investigations

In addition to earning the Certified Tax Law Certification, Sean also holds an LL.M. (Master’s in Tax Law) from the University of Denver and is also an Enrolled Agent (the highest credential awarded by the IRS.) 

He is frequently called upon to lecture and write on issues involving IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure.

Less than 1% of Tax Attorneys Nationwide

Out of more than 200,000 practicing attorneys in California, less than 400 attorneys have achieved this Certified Tax Law Specialist designation.

The exam is widely regarded as one of (if not) the hardest tax exam given in the United States for practicing Attorneys. It is a designation earned by less than 1% of attorneys.

Golding & Golding – We Specialize in IRS Offshore Disclosure

At Golding & Golding, we focus exclusively on IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure. 

IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure

Golding & Golding limits their practice exclusively to IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure matters. Sean represents clients worldwide (in over 60 countries) with Offshore Disclosure (OVDP) and Streamlined Procedures, as well as FBAR & FATCA Compliance.

Throughout his nearly 20 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 thousands of individual and business clients worldwide avoid criminal charges, as well as reduce and avoid penalties. (See our Case Results for more information.)

Sean 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 and 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.

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