215 West Franklin Street, Monterey, California 93940

Knowledgeable, Cordial, Effective

Taking the Pain Out of your tax controversies

  • Law Offices of William A. Brandwein A Professional Law Corporation
  • Law Offices of William A. Brandwein A Professional Law Corporation
  • Law Offices of William A. Brandwein A Professional Law Corporation


Effective solutions to state and federal tax disputes for businesses and individuals

For more than 40 years, the Law Offices of William A. Brandwein has helped individual tax filers and small businesses solve their problems with the Internal Revenue Service and state tax boards. Our practice started in Columbus, Ohio, and even though we’ve been in Monterey, California, for almost 30 years, we still serve a select group of long-term clients there. Our Monterey office has served clients in the Salinas metro area, the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel Valley, Carmel and Pacific Grove since 1985. Our firm’s experience and reputation are well known:

  • Knowledgeable. Even when attorneys focus their practice entirely in one area, they can’t claim to be specialists unless the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization certifies their knowledge and ability. As a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, William A. Brandwein can claim expertise in taxation law. Mr. Brandwein is also a certified public accountant. These distinctions uniquely qualify Mr. Brandwein to provide legal services in any tax-related matter.
  • Cordial. Tax controversies, especially as they concern the IRS can cause anxiety and dread. Whereas our goal is to help you settle your tax dispute under the most favorable terms possible, we also recognize the importance of relieving some of the emotional burden that comes with a tax problem. We’re accustomed to dealing with clients who are apprehensive, agitated or downright scared. We treat our clients with respect, tell them candidly where they stand, and give them a realistic picture of what we can and can’t do for them. We also have a cordial, professional working relationship with many IRS personnel, who often want the same thing as our clients: a fair, swift resolution to tax problems with the minimum amount of pain for the parties involved. That’s how we operate, and that’s what we hope to achieve.
  • Effective. No tax attorney can promise results, but after four decades of service, we’re confident that we can resolve your tax issues on the best terms for your given situation. We have the experience on all levels of federal tax litigation, dealing with auditors, appeals officers and legal counsel. We know where your case is likely to get the most favorable ruling, and what approach to take to enhance your chances of a fair resolution.

Reliable estate planning to preserve your wealth and pass it on to your heirs

The Law Offices of William A. Brandwein provides a range of estate planning and administration services designed to distribute the estate effectively in accordance with the clients’ wishes, and minimize potential estate taxes and estate settlement costs. We also represent individuals and their families in the difficult period following a death, in such matters as will disputes, inheritance disputes and other estate administration issues.

Contact a respected Monterey, CA tax and estate planning attorney

The Law Offices of William A. Brandwein represents clients in the following practice areas: estate planning, probate and estate administration, civil tax litigation, criminal tax litigation, tax transactional planning, and the creation of trusts and wills. For personalized legal service in these areas, call our Monterey office at 831-372-3266 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.


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