Our Origin and Evolution
While working at an international accounting firm, our founder, tax attorney Steve Moskowitz, became increasingly upset with the injustices he saw in every corner of the tax arena. Big corporations could afford to hire expensive accountants and attorneys to help them navigate complex tax codes, but smaller businesses and individuals were left to fend for themselves. Everywhere Steve looked, he saw people wasting their hard-earned money because they didn’t have someone in their corner, helping them make sensible tax decisions.
Convinced that he could make a critical difference in the lives of small business and taxpayers in the Bay Area, Steve packed up his desk at that big accounting house so he could hang his own shingle in San Francisco. He took with him his CPA license, his JD degree, and his extensive knowledge of the corporate world. He then assembled a team of attorneys and accountants who were as committed as he was to protecting business owners and taxpayers from powerful government bodies that could destroy their livelihoods in one fell swoop.
That mission is as relevant today is it was the day we launched, over three decades ago, but the reach of our practice and the scope of our services have expanded significantly since our inception. We’re still based in San Francisco, but we represent clients across the country and around the globe now. And while we started as a tax law firm, we now offer so many more services than just a legal defense against actions brought by the IRS, the Department of Justice, and state tax regulators. We’re a firm with many facets.
At Moskowitz LLP, we take a team approach to meeting the business and personal needs of our clients. Our firm is comprised of attorneys, accountants, enrolled agents, paralegals, bookkeepers, and other assorted professionals. We also partner with engineers, private investigators, appraisers, and fiduciaries. If we can’t help you solve your business problem, then chances are that we have a partner who can.
Tax disputes, pre-litigation tax matters, tax litigation, international tax planning, tax return and tax opinion preparation, collections representation, real estate tax matters, cryptocurrency business and taxation, cannabis business and taxation, property tax disputes, criminal defense—the list of our services goes on and on. We have been saying for decades that we’re in the business of keeping businesses in business. Because our wheelhouse has grown ever bigger over the decades, that’s truer now than ever.