Certified Tax Specialist
Raul A. Escatel brings extensive experience and close personal attention to the representation of businesses and individuals in a broad range of tax matters, both as an advisor and as an advocate. Raul has an established track record of successfully representing his clients in significant income tax, sales and use tax, and employment tax issues before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), and various administrative and local taxing agencies. Further, Raul is a Certified Tax Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, a qualification of which fewer than 0.2% of all attorneys licensed to practice in California has.
Raul has over a decade of experience as a government tax lawyer and brings first-hand knowledge of the approaches used by the IRS and the FTB. This background informs his representation of clients at the audit stage, administrative appeals, and practice before the tax courts.
Raul also provides strategic advice on tax-efficient planning in a wide range of business transactions, including real estate, and cross border acquisition and disposition of assets. His focus is on advising limited liability companies, partnerships, trusts, Subchapter S and Subchapter C corporations.
Additionally, he advises foreign clients on inbound investments in the United States and FATCA reporting. He also represents U.S. persons residing outside the U.S. who want to participate in the IRS Voluntary Disclosure / Amnesty Program to bring them into compliance with their U.S. tax reporting obligations.
Raul is currently based out of our Northern California office.
Professional Admissions and Qualifications
Faculty, “Installment Sales Reporting Under Section 453: Avoiding Pitfalls: Contingent, Related Party, Depreciation Recapture, and Large Installment Sales,” Strafford Publications, Inc. (February 18, 2021)
California – 231664