Dennis N. Brager

Dennis N. Brager

Brager Tax Law Group
  • Tax Law
  • California
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Dennis Brager is a California State Bar Certified Tax Specialist, and a former Senior Trial Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service's Office of Chief Counsel. He is a regular speaker at the UCLA Tax Controversy Institute, and has been retained as an expert witness in federal and State Courts. He now has his own five attorney firm in Westwood, and has been named as a Super Lawyer in the field of Tax Litigation by Los Angeles Magazine. He has been quoted as a tax expert, by Business Week, Accounting Today, the BNA Daily Tax Report, the Daily Journal, the National Law Journal, The Daily Beast, USA Today, Palm Beach Daily News, Money Laundering, the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Tax Analyst.

Practice Area
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Tax Litigation Attorney
Brager Tax Law Group
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IRS Senior Trial Attorney
Internal Revenue Service
Office of District Counsel, Los Angeles, California
Certified Tax Specialist, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
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New York University
J.D. | Law
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Pace University
Honors: magna cum laude
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Super Lawyer
Los Angeles Magazine
Dennis Brager has been awarded the Super Lawyer award every year from 2008 to 2021.
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 81559
Chair of Tax Litigation and Procedure Committee
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
Chair of the Tax Compliance, Procedure and Litigation Committee
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Articles & Publications
How Your Clients Can Lose Their Passports by Falling Behind on Their Taxes (and What to Do About It)
IRS Collection Issues: The Consequences of California Community Property
What a Practitioner Needs to Know About Tax Assessment Dates
Penalty Relief Available for Cash-Only Businesses
Marijuana Venture
IRS Tightens Inventory Rules for Marijuana Businesses
Marijuana Venture
FBAR is not Going Away--and the Filing Deadline is June 30
Association for Financial Professionals
Tax Tips for the Fledgling Indie Filmmaker to Keep the IRS Away
The Wrap
Opting out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP)—Five Things to Consider
If You Have a Bank Account in a Foreign Country, You May Need to File a Report with the IRS
Bridge USA
Third-Party Federal Tax Liens and Levies and How to Fight Them
Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure
New 'Streamlined' FBAR Filing
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Case Finds CFOs Liable for Payroll Taxes
OPR: Avoid possible suspension based on client returns
Spidell's California Taxletter
Offshore Voluntary Disclosure — The Next Generation
Taxes- The Tax Magazine
Partial Offshore Tax Amnesty - Voluntary Disclosure 2.0
The Los Angeles Daily Journal
Anatomy of an OPR Case (Definitely Not R.I.P.)
Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure
FBAR and Voluntary Disclosure
Presented to California CPA Society
The Tax Gap and Voluntary Disclosure
Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure
Tax Collection Techniques
Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure
Circular 230: An Overview
Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure
Tax Issues: Damages, Rescission and Debt Cancellations as Client Income
The Consumer Advocate
IRS' Innocent-Spouse Rules Have Been Liberalized
The Daily Journal
Prevailing Party - Recovering Attorneys Fees From the IRS
The Daily Journal
Expert Advice: New Rules on 1099 Forms
California Lawyer
Bankruptcy: The Silver Bullet of Tax Defense
California Tax Lawyer
Expert Advice: Avoiding Payroll Taxes
California Lawye
Tax Brakes: The Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2
Los Angeles Lawyer
IRS Guidelines for Installment-Payment Agreements
Los Angeles Lawyer
The Innocent Spouse Defense
Los Angeles Lawyer
The Innocent Spouse Defense
Family Law News
Challenging the IRS Requires a Cohesive Strategy
Taxation for Lawyers
The Taxpayer Bill of Rights--A Small Step Toward Reigning in the IRS
Los Angeles Lawyer
How to Handle Civil and Criminal Controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board and in Court
California Continuing Education of the Bar, Tax Procedure Institute
Taxation of Capital Assets
Golden Gate University, Masters in Taxation Program
How to Handle Tax Shelter Registration Under the 1984 Tax Reform Act
Journal of Taxation of Investments
Speaking Engagements
Navigating the IRS Penalty Abatement Procedures for Foreign Information Reporting Noncompliance, Strafford, Webinar
Strafford Publications
The Tax Problems Caused by COVID-19 and the Best Practices to Handle Them, UCLA Tax Controversy Conference, Webinar
Tax Specialist
State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization
Contact & Map
Brager Tax Law Group
Los Angeles
11400 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Telephone: (310) 208-6200
Fax: (310) 478-8030