Law Office of David S. Howard

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


Additionally, we help individuals with large tax liabilities either potential or actual. Multinational families, non-US Citizens living in the US, undisclosed foreign accounts. Foreign business operations, off-shore trusts, errors in previously filed returns, investments in several different states, and tax audits are matters we deal with regularly.

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.
  • We have a moral compass and we strive to be authentic.
  • 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.
  • We do not attempt in practice in areas where we have inadequate expertise.

DAVID S. HOWARD, CPA
Senior Attorney

Known for creativity.

Our Team of Experienced Professionals include Attorneys, CPAs, and Experts.

We listen carefully to understand where you are, want to do or be, the hurdles and handicaps, and we come up with alternatives which are often missed by others.

Our Logo Tells our story. There is a red box and a blue box joined together with yellow to form a circle. We provide the yellow that makes the ideas work.

Many clients are referred to us by other professional advisors who have run out of ideas.

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
  • Federal and State Income Tax Returns prepared under attorney-client priviledge
  • Multinational Matters

Services for Wealthy Individuals


  • Tax controversies, audits, appeals, US Tax Court representation
  • Multinational Matters and Reporting Foreign Accounts
  • Federal and State Income Tax Returns prepared under attorney-client priviledge
  • Estate Planning for Complex Estates

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.
  • We will help you keep your client happy with your service.

Meet Our Team

Over one-hundred years combined experience

Dave Howard, CPA, Atty Founder
Caroline T. Chen, Atty U.S. Tax Court Representation and Tax Controversies
Evan R. Alonzo, CPA, Atty Estates, Trusts, Transactions
Morgan A. Martin, Atty Controversies, Transactions
Jonathan Howard, CPA Expert: Planning, Research, Compliance
Julie Elster Expert: Management
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