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36th Annual Tax Controversy Institute

October 7, 2020

The Annual Tax Controversy Institute is the preeminent conference in the United States dedicated to tax controversy and tax litigation. Designed for attorneys, accountants, and business and corporate professionals.

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Jonathan T. Amitrano Named to 2020 Super Lawyers’ Rising Star List

June 8, 2020

The Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor are pleased to announce Jonathan T. Amitrano has been again selected to the 2020 Southern California Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in their practice.  This is an exclusive list, as only 2.5% of attorneys in Southern California receive this distinction and Jonathan has been recognized for six consecutive years.

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June 3, 2020

Sales taxes are a significant obligation for many California businesses.  Businesses subject to sales tax are required to collect the sales taxes from their customers, file quarterly sales tax returns, and timely pay the taxes owed for each quarter to the California Department of Tax & Fee Administration (“CDTFA”).

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BBA Partnership Tax Provisions and Bankruptcy– A Recipe for Disaster, Part 1

May 27, 2020

Some of us practitioners are old enough to have endured the transition to the TEFRA Partnership audit provisions from the unwieldy pre-TEFRA rules that required the IRS to audit the tax returns of all partners in a tax partnership in order to assess deficiencies resulting from adjustments to Forms 1065 filed by those partnerships.  That transition required a considerable learning curve.

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BBA Centralized Partnership Audit Rules and Bankruptcy

April 3, 2020

In this article Lavar discusses the parallel between bankruptcy and taxes. It appears to be a metaphysical certainty that Congress, when it enacted the new Centralized Partnership Audit Regime ("CPAR") rules contained in 6221 through 6241 of the Internal Revenue Code in 2015, forgot that it had enacted the Bankruptcy Code almost forty years earlier.

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