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Kneave Riggall


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Kneave Riggall, Attorney/Certified Tax Law Specialist
South Pasadena, CA
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Attorney Biography

Introduction:

I am an attorney and certified tax law specialist in private practice in South Pasadena, California. My practice focuses on: Tax controversies, such as unfiled returns, levies, liens, appeals, installment payment plan requests, offers in compro mise, and voluntary disclosures; tax planning, including projecting taxes and writing tax opinion letters; tax whistleblowing,from evaluating and preparing tax informant reward claims to representing whistleblowers before the IRS and United States Attorneys Office; and tax litigation, including serving as special tax counsel in Bankruptcy Court and as an expert witness on taxes.

Profile of My Tax Law Experience:

Since I began privately practicing tax law practice in February 1985, I have advised and repre sented taxpayers on employment tax, estate tax, gift tax, income tax, property tax, sales tax and tax malpractice matters before: California’s Controller, Employment Development Depart ment, Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization, Superior Courts (Los Angeles, Pasadena and Santa Ana), and Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board; Riverside County’s Assessment Appeals Board #1; the tax agencies of more than fifteen states; several Internal Revenue Service offices of Appeal, Collection, Criminal Investigation, and Examination; the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California (both as lead, and special tax, counsel); the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (published victory over the IRS: Gardenhire v. United States, 209 F.3d 1145 (2000)); and the United States Tax Court.

In addition to many individuals, married couples and small businesses, my clients have included bankruptcy estates, C and S corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, probate estates, qualified retirement plans, and trusts. I have also: prepared estate, gift, income and sales tax returns, and foreign bank account reports; served as an expert witness, in Los Angeles Superior Court, on tax issues; and represented tax informants before the IRS’s Whistleblower Office.

Current Licenses and Certifications:

Admitted to practice as an Attorney before: All the courts of the State of California, 1978; the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1979; the U.S. Tax Court, 1986; and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2004.

Certified as a Taxation Law Specialist by the State Bar ofCaliforniaBoard of Legal Specialization, 1991.


Practice Areas

 
Tax Law (100%)

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Bar Licenses

California State Bar
California
Member in Good Standing
1978

Work Experience

Adjunct Professor, Tax LL.M. program, Loyola Law School (taught Partnership Taxation I, Corporate Taxation I and, twice, Taxation of S Corporations).
20012006

Part-Time Lecturer, M.B.T. program, Leventhal School of Accounting, University of Southern California (taught Advanced Income Tax Planning six times and Partnership Taxation twice).
19921995

Kneave Riggall, Attorney/Certified Tax Law Specialist
Attorney/Certified Tax Law Specialist
1985

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Education

University of San Diego School of Law
University of San Diego School of Law
LL.M., Taxation
1987

UCLA School of Law
J.D.
1978

University of California, Los Angeles
M.A.
1978

University of California, Berkeley
B.A.
1975

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Specialty Certifications

State Bar of California
Board Certified Specialist
Taxation Law
State Bar of California
1991

Associations

Vice Chair,
Committee on Pass-Through Entities
Taxation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
20032004

Trustee,
2000-01; Secretary 2001-03
Pasadena Bar Association Board of Trustees
20002003

Chair,
Tax Section,
1997-2006,
2009-Present
Pasadena Bar Association Board
1997

Program Chair,
1990-92; Treasurer,
1995-98
San Gabriel Valley Bar Association Board of Trustees
19901998

Treasurer,
1977-78
UCLA Student Bar Association
19761978

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Awards & Honors

LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
2014

PASADENA MAGAZINE
2012

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL LAW DIRECTORY
1993

UCLA School of Law
1976

UCLA School of Law and UCLA Department of Economics
1976

Honors in Economics
University of California, Berkeley
1975

Highest Honors in Urban Studies
University of California, Berkeley
1975

National Merit Scholarship Finalist
National Merit Scholarship Corporation
1970

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Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2020

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Kneave Riggall
Kneave Riggall, Attorney/Certified Tax Law Specialist
1917 Oxley St
South Pasadena, CA 91030
www.krtaxlaw.com
Office: 626-799-7219
Fax: 626-548-5981

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Specialty Certification Information

Taxation Law Certification -

CBLS Board Certification in Taxation Law - Lawyers certified as specialists in taxation law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of law.


The CBLS defines the term taxation law as encompassing the "field of law involving the Internal Revenue Code and other federal, state and local tax statutes and interpretive material in connection with matters in which issues of taxation are significant."


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