Law Office of David S. Howard

Transactions & Tax-oriented Practice Serving Successful Closely-held Companies and Their Owners


Additionally, we help wealthy individuals with interesting issues such as multinational families, several generations of wealth, complex business holdings, foreign investments and accounts.

Law Office of David S. Howard

Our Values:

  • Minimizing Taxes - Legal or "not yet illegal" but never illegal.
  • Win-Win transactions but no nonsense.
  • We have no fear when we represent our clients.
  • We treat US and State tax auditors with respect and as fellow professionals.
  • We give frank feedback to business decision makers.
  • We appreciate frank feedback as well.
  • Our clients have similar values and are friends.
  • What is best for our client is best.
  • Our billing rates and fees per project are reasonable and are not surprises.
  • Our clients do not include parties who cannot afford to pay our fees promptly.

DAVID S. HOWARD, CPA
Senior Attorney

Practice Areas

Federal and State Income and Estate Taxes including: planning, opinion letters, audits, appeals, US Tax Court cases.

Business formation including Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, S Corporations, etc.

Compensation planning and strategies.

Merger and acquisition negotiations and related transactions.

We do not need to replace your current lawyer or CPA. We can work with them to help find creative alternatives that actually do work.

Services for Closely-Held Companies & Their Owners


  • Business Formation, conversion, liquidation, division, change state
  • Acquiring or Selling the Company
  • Succession planning to keep company in the family
  • Compensation strategies etc.
  • Resolving and avoiding disputes among owners
  • Estate Planning for Business Owners
  • Tax controversies, audits, appeals, US Tax Court representation
  • Multinational Matters
  • Unreported Foreign Accounts
  • Come into full compliance for foreign investments, interests in foreign companies, and complex transactions

Services for Wealthy Individuals


  • Tax controversies, audits, appeals, US Tax Court representation
  • Multinational Matters
  • Unreported Foreign Accounts
  • Come into full compliance for foreign investments, interests in foreign companies, and complex transactions

We Serve CPA & Law Firms Too


  • Let us be your firm's "Tax Partner."
  • Let us help you answer that hard question or deal with the difficult audit.

Meet Our Team

Over sixty years combined experience

Dave Howard, CPA, Atty Senior Attorney
Caroline T. Chen, Atty Tax Controversies
Evan R. Alonzo, CPA, Atty Of Counsel
Morgan A. Martin, Atty Assoc. Attorney at Law
Jonathan Howard, CPA Senior Tax Pro
Julie Elster Practice Support Manager
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