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Samuel  Landis

Samuel Landis

The Nation’s Premier IRS Tax Law Firm for Over 30 Years
  • Tax Law
  • California
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Samuel possesses a Master’s Degree in Taxation (LL.M.) from Boston University. Since 1997, Samuel has been the founder and managing partner of the tax law firm Segal, Cohen & Landis, P.C. (SCL). Under Samuel’s leadership, SCL has distinguished itself as one of the preeminent specialty tax law firms in the United States having successfully represented over 15,000 clients. Samuel has personally handled thousands of tax cases himself, many of which have been the largest and most complex cases in their respective industries including sports, entertainment and gaming. Because of the high profile nature of many of Samuel’s cases, they have been frequently reported in various prestigious national publications and news outlets. Additionally, Samuel is recognized and has been called upon as an expert witness in various court cases involving tax issues.

In addition to lifetime career as a practicing tax attorney, Samuel has also pursued an interest in Accademia. He has been an adjunct law school professor for over 15 years teaching Tax Practice & Procedure and Tax 1 to law students. He has written various articles that have been published in national trade magazines and has been highly active with respect to California Residency Audits. Samuel has recently published a comprehensive academic article regarding such audits with publishing house Thompson Reuters. Other articles written by Samuel and the attorneys of (SCL) can be found in the firm’s website at

The founding principle and mission of Segal, Cohen, & Landis P.C. is to provide the highest quality legal services, achieve the best possible results, at a fair and ethical cost. This still holds true today.

Practice Area
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 157467
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Law Professor
University of West Los Angeles
Attorney Landis spent 15 years teaching Tax Practice & Procedure and Tax 1 to law students
Univ of California at Los Angeles
Undergraduate Degree
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Southwestern Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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Southwestern University School of Law
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Boston University
LL.M. (1992) | Master of Law
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Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 157467
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Articles & Publications
Residency And Taxing in California: The Uncertain Certainty Of The Law
Speaking Engagements
IRS Disputes, A Live Seminar In Solving Your Clients' IRS Disputes, Orange County - Sheraton Hotel
The American Professional Education Society
Better Business Bureau
Websites & Blogs
Segal, Cohen, & Landis, P.C.
Segal, Cohen & Landis, P.C.
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. Old company under my name I need to clean my name
A: This is a difficult situation. You will need to actively prove to the IRS that you should not be responsible for the taxes due. Hopefully, there is time to file an appeal. If not, there are other ways to remove the liability.
Q. I was served papers yesterday for contempt of court by my ex-husband stating I did not pay tax debt how to proceed?
A: It is a good idea to immediately file your tax returns. If needed, you can obtain your income transcripts directly from the IRS so that you have a record of your income that was reported to the IRS from which you may start return preparation.
Q. Can I deduct liposuction on taxes without pre-op diagnosis? Can diagnosis after surgery still qualify for write-off?
A: The medical procedure was a necessary procedure, then it may qualify for a deduction.
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Segal Cohen & Landis
9100 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Telephone: (310) 285-3999
Fax: (310) 285-9876