Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Economics, University of California, Riverside
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Awards & Certifications
Tax Law Certificate, Chapman University Fowler School of Law
California State Bar
United States Tax Court
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
Daniel W. Soto joined Taylor Nelson Amitrano LLP as a law clerk in 2018 and as an associate attorney in November of 2020. He graduated with his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Chapman University Fowler School of Law in 2020 where he earned a Certificate in Tax Law. During his time at Chapman, Daniel was awarded the Tax Law Honors Scholarship, represented low-income taxpayers in the Chapman Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, and was a student in the Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic where he drafted amicus curiae for the United States Supreme Court and aided in litigation in the United States District Court in matters involving Constitutional issues.
Daniel’s practice focuses on representing individuals and business entities in court and before the Internal Revenue Service, the California Franchise Tax Board, the California Employment Development Department, and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration at all levels of tax controversy. He is admitted to practice law in California as a member of the California State Bar. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.
Daniel is also active in the local tax and legal communities. He serves as co-chair of the Orange County Young Tax Lawyers and OCBA Young Lawyers Division Community Outreach Committee co-chair. Outside the office, Daniel enjoys music, movies, and vacationing with his wife. Their favorite places to travel are national parks and Las Vegas.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Co-presenter, “Innocent Spouse Relief”, Webinar MCLE, Los Angeles Young Tax Lawyers, 2022
United States Tax Court: Couturier v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2022-69
American Bar Association (ABA): ABA Tax Section Member & ABA Young Lawyers Division Member
California Lawyers Association (CLA): CLA Tax Section Member
Orange County Bar Association (OCBA): OCBA Tax Section member & OCBA Young Lawyers Division Member
Orange County Young Tax Lawyers Co-Chair
OCBA Young Lawyers Division Community Outreach Committee Co-Chair