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Our one thing: Representing taxpayers in California tax disputes
California’s tax agencies are powerful, aggressive, and intractable. They hold all the cards and have many weapons at their disposal. So unless you know exactly what you are doing, disputing an assessment can be a costly and fruitless endeavor.
At Dakessian Law, we practice exclusively in the area of California tax controversy. We represent taxpayers in disputes with California’s state and local tax agencies at the administrative level and in court. Our founder, Mardiros H. “Marty” Dakessian has 17 years of experience in this area. He started his career working for two different members of the State Board of Equalization—first as graduate research assistant to the Honorable Dean Andal and then as Legal Counsel to the Honorable Claude Parrish, the current Orange County Tax Assessor. Legal publication Law360 has named him Tax MVP three times and he has been named a Super Lawyer® three times as well. Immediately before starting Dakessian Law, Marty was an equity partner at Reed Smith, a Global 20 law firm.
We have chosen to limit our practice to one area—California tax controversy—because we are passionate about vindicating taxpayer rights. We combine our deep technical expertise with our inside knowledge of California’s unique and complex tax system and plain, old-fashioned grit. While we look to resolve matters at the lowest possible level, when we must do battle with the government, we play to win. Our results speak for themselves and set us apart.