Ruben Sislyan specializes in California state and local tax controversies at the audit, administrative and judicial levels. His practice encompasses matters regarding franchise and income tax, sales and use tax, property tax, tax credits, and gross receipts taxes, among others. Ruben also represents taxpayers in local tax audits and controversies involving Los Angeles, Santa Monica and other local business taxes.
Prior to joining Dakessian Law, Ruben was a senior associate at Deloitte, where he focused on complex state and local tax controversies, planning opportunities and transactional matters involving corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and individuals.
Ruben received his J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation With Highest Distinction from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he earned several First Honors awards for consistently achieving the highest score in his tax courses, as well as other legal subjects. He graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California, with bachelor's and master’s degrees in economics.
During law school, Ruben served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Chief Judge Peter H. Carroll of the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Central District of California. He also worked with the California State Board of Equalization, representing small businesses with California tax appeals, and served as a legal extern with the Internal Revenue Service, representing the government before the United States Tax Court.
2016 - Dakessian Law, Ltd.
2012 - Deloitte Tax LLP
2012 - United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
2011 - Ernst & Young LLP
2010 - Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Chief Counsel
Loyola Law School, 2012, J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation (with highest distinction)
University of Southern California, 2007, B.A. (cum laude) and M.A., Economics