Eaker Pérez Law: California and Texas Tax Attorney | Alexandra Eaker Pérez | Eaker Pérez Law | California and Texas Taw Law Attorney
Alexandra Eaker Pérez founded Eaker Pérez Law in 2016. Ms. Eaker Pérez has extensive experience in both the civil and criminal tax arena and represents individuals, corporations, businesses, officers, directors, shareholders, and partners before the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, and the State Board of Equalization.
Attorney At Law, Alexandra Eaker Pérez
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IMG_0428Alexandra Eaker Pérez founded Eaker Pérez Law in 2016.  Ms. Eaker Pérez has extensive experience in both the civil and criminal tax arena and represents individuals, corporations, businesses, officers, directors, shareholders, and partners before the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, and the State Board of Equalization. Ms. Eaker Pérez has successfully conducted federal tax trials and hearings in state and federal court on matters related to filing false tax returns, fraud, embezzlement, valuation of assets of a decedent, international trusts, real estate professionals, profit sharing plans, pension, and retirement plan, among other issues. Ms. Eaker Pérez has defended clients accused of white collar crimes from the investigative stage through sentencing in cases involving structuring, tax evasion, filing false tax returns, mail fraud, wire fraud, and civil forfeiture actions at both the state and federal level. Outside the criminal arena, Ms. Eaker Pérez resolves tax audits, collection matters, trust fund tax issues, offshore disclosure cases, and innocent spouse cases at the administrative levels of the federal and state taxing agencies.

 

Ms. Eaker Pérez brings a wealth of varied experience to her clients.  Before founding Eaker Pérez Pérez Law, she worked in the U.S. Tax Department in the Paris, France office of a big four accounting firm and prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Eaker Pérez.

 

Ms. Eaker Pérez serves as Treasurer and executive board member for Culture Shock Dance Troupe©, a non-profit performing arts organization that utilizes hip hop dance culture to empower youth through the celebration of art that represents their communities and to inspire positive change in the world. Ms. Eaker Pérez volunteers as a pro bono attorney representing veterans and those impacted by AIDS/HIV in tax disputes with the state and federal government.

 

Publications

  • A Justification for Gross Income Exclusion of Excise Tax Credits. 2016 Tax Notes Today 1855-62 (Sept. 26, 2016). Upheld by Judge Wheeler of the U.S. Court of Claims, October 6, 2016 in Sunoco, Inc. v. The United States, 15-587.
  • Litigating with the IRS. TYLA eNEWS. August 26, 2015.
  • California Supreme Court Upholds Sales Tax Regime as Exclusive Remedy for Refund; Denies Class Action Claim for Sales Tax Refund. Cal. Tax Lawyer. Forthcoming.
  • FTB Retroactively Reinstates Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief for 2013. 23 Cal. Tax Lawyer (2015).
  • IRS Rank & Church Tax Inquiries: An Analysis of Proposed Treasury Regulations Under § 7611. 2014 Tax Notes Today 153-11 (Aug. 8, 2014); 2014 Exempt Organization Tax Review 74-4 (September 1, 2014). Also published under: IRS Should Amend Church Inquiry Regs, California Bar Members Say. Tax Exempt Organizations: Bar Reports (August 8, 2014).
  • No Country for Corporate Taxes: G20 Nations Coordinated Action Plan, IRS to Pursue ‘Stateless Income’ Tax. 4 Cal. J. of Tax Litig. (2013).
  • Tips from the Pros, For the Rec., Oct. 14, 2010; Aug. 12, 2010; June 10, 2010; Apr. 8, 2010; and Feb. 11, 2010.
  • Unplanned Consequences in Estate Planning. 2 Heritage (2010).
  • FTB Retroactively Reinstates Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief for 2013, 2015.
  • California Supreme Court Upholds Sales Tax Regime as Exclusive Remedy for Refund; Denies Class Action Claim for Sales Tax Refund, 2015.
  • IRS Rank & Church Tax Inquiries: An Analysis of Proposed Treasury Regulations Under Section 7611 (co-authored), 2014.
  • No Country for Corporate Taxes: G20 Nations Coordinate Action Plan, IRS to Pursue “Stateless Income” Tax, 2013.

Awards

  • SuperLawyers, Rising Star, 2017.
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services State Bar of California 2015.

  • Outstanding Young Attorney Nominee San Diego Daily Transcript 2014.
  • Outstanding Young Attorney Nominee San Diego Daily Transcript 2013.
  • Outstanding Young Attorney Nominee San Diego Daily Transcript 2012.
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services State Bar of California 2010.
  • Volunteer Tax Preparer Service Award Coalition of Community Assistance Volunteers 2009.

Education

  • LL.M in Taxation, University of San Diego School of Law.
  • J.D. and Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University School of Law.
  • Oxford Study Abroad Program. Oxford University, New College, Oxford, England.
  • B.A. in Political Science, San Diego State University.

Speaking engagements

  • A Practical Guide to IRS Audit Representation, Payment Plans, and Tax Settlements for the Elderly, San Diego, Elder Law & Advocacy, July 6, 2016.
  • What Every Attorney Needs to Know about Tax Controversy and Tax Litigation, San Diego Volunteer Lawyers, June 24, 2016.
  • Justification for Gross Income Exclusion of Excise Tax Credits. U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, House Ways & Means Committee, and Senate Finance Committee, Washington D.C., May 2-4, 2016.
  • What Family Law Attorney’s Need to Know about IRS Innocent Spouse Procedures, Recent Developments, and Changes; Hittleman & Strunk Law, April 21, 2016.
  • Tax Collection and The Innocent Spouse; San Diego Law Library, April 14, 2015.
  • IRS Rank & Church Tax Inquiries: An Analysis of Proposed Treasury Regulations Under Section 7611; U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, House Ways & Means Committee, and Senate Finance Committee, Washington D.C., May 5-6, 2014.
  • When to Audit a Church: A Conversation on Determining Religious Audit Targets; University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego CA, April 16, 2014.
  • What Every Tax Practitioner Needs to Know About the Affordable Care Act; State Bar of California, Taxation Section, Young Tax Lawyer Committee, San Diego Chapter, January 23, 2014.
  • The New Implications of Tax Laws for Same Sex Couples; State Bar of California, Taxation Section, Young Tax Lawyer Committee, San Diego Chapter, San Diego, CA, October 3, 2013.
  • Political Developments in IRS Nonprofit Audits; Wake Up San Diego 6 XETV, May 19, 2013.
  • Federal Tax Audit, Appeals, and Defenses; American Society of Women Accountants Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, October 22, 2012.
  • 2011-2012 Tax Law Update; State Bar of California Annual Income Tax Seminar, San Diego, CA, June 22, 2012.
  • Guide to Students Entering the Workforce: How to Succeed on the Job; University of San Diego Tax Law Society, San Diego, CA, April 17, 2012.
  • Managing Your Law Practice: Tax Issues to Consider; SDCBA, San Diego, CA, March 13, 2012.
  • Budget, Plan & Organize; Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors, San Diego, CA, May 18, 2010.