In business and in life, we’re a trusted tax partner.

The Elkins Kalt Tax practice serves as a strategic partner to guide individuals and companies on the most efficient tax structures and creative approaches for each client’s unique needs. Backed by a team of top-caliber attorneys spanning a broad base of corporate, finance, real estate and estate planning experience, our Tax practice provides a multidisciplinary approach to each client in the name of maximizing efficiencies in the complex and dynamic tax code. For major tax disputes, we also represent and defend clients before both the California Franchise Tax Board and Internal Revenue Service, defending positions that clients have taken on their tax returns to negotiate favorable settlements.


Southern California is one of the most concentrated regions of wealth in the U.S., and Elkins Kalt’s Tax practice is uniquely equipped to assist clients with substantial assets in all state and federal personal and corporate income tax issues, real property tax assessments and Proposition 13 matters, sales and use taxes, and employment taxes. We also help families and individuals prepare for their future and life changes with flexible wealth transfer and estate plans.


All deals carry a bevy of tax consequences, and our Tax practice can take the lead in negotiating and drafting transactional documents and all necessary agreements while advising on the tax ramifications of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other business transactions. We advise real estate developers, entrepreneurs, and established businesses on how to best structure their business and operations, how to plan for the transition of their business, and other business and tax matters that may arise. Particular to owning and investing real estate – a significant source of wealth for many clients – we regularly advise on sales and acquisitions, property reassessments, 1031 exchanges and the efficient transfer of real estate investments.