Reem Abdelaal

Attorney at Law

San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 394-7200   Fax: (415) 398-6501

Email: Reem Abdelaal

Overview   Experience

Reem has played a key role in resolving pressing tax issues for more than 100 Moskowitz clients. The daughter of a family business owner, Reem understands the disruption tax issues can cause, and is committed to swift action and strong advocacy on behalf of every client.

She helps individual taxpayers and business owners with both state and federal tax issues. For clients facing audits, Reem assesses notices received, determines the most appropriate defense, prepares financial statements, and communicates directly with the tax authorities to achieve resolution.

For clients facing tax collection issues, she negotiates with the Internal Revenue Service and state authorities and has experience advocating for reduced liability as well as favorable payment plans.

Reem’s work with firm clients also includes counsel and filings in connection with business entity formation and dissolution, support in civil litigation matters, and coordination of documents related to tax return preparation.

In addition to her practical experience negotiating with tax authorities, Reem’s credentials include several awards in recognition of her achievements in the study of law. As a law student, she was selected for an externship in U.S. District Court, and managed customer relations for an international business.

Reem completed her bachelor’s degree in Egypt and is fluent in Arabic.

Reem’s work with clients includes the following:

  • California state tax dispute resolution - Franchise Tax Board, Board of Equalization, and Employment Development Department
  • IRS notices, audits, and dispute resolution
  • Tax levy resolution
  • Tax lien subordination and release
  • Garnish releases
  • Claims for refunds
  • Tax collection negotiations, including offers in compromise, penalty abatements, and installment payment agreements
  • Business entity formation
  • Civil litigation support

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Golden Gate University, J.D. – Dean’s List
American University of Cairo in Egypt, B.A.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Recipient, Witkin Award for Professional Responsibility (20xx)
  • Recipient, two CALI awards for achievement in the study of law (20xx)
  • Former appointee, Moot Court Board at Golden Gate University
  • Former extern to U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James
  • Former member, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association

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Practice Areas

Individual and Business Tax Compliance
California Tax Disputes and Collections
Federal Tax Disputes and Collections
Civil Tax Litigation
Business Formation and Dissolution

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
    • Egyptian
    • Other


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