Richard Gano, tax attorney for Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, will be a panelist on an event sponsored by the Young Tax Lawyers Committee of the California Lawyers Association. This panel is for current law students interested in tax law and will discuss the different areas of tax law and different networking opportunities of which law students can take advantage.  The panel also includes Thomas T. Multari, a tax associate at Proskauer, and Jacqueline Yu, a solo tax practitioner focused on estate planning.  The panel will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Proskauer office located at 2029 Century City Part East, Suite 2402 A/B, Los Angeles, CA 90067-3206.  Current law students who would like to attend may RSVP by emailing  Proskauer will validate parking as well.

Richard is a tax attorney with Holtz, Slavett, & Drabkin. Richard practices in all types of tax controversy matters including income tax, estate tax, gift tax, employment tax, collection issues, and penalties. He represents clients in tax audits, collection defense, and litigation before the Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board, Department of Fee and Tax Administration (formerly State Board of Equalization), Employment Development Department, and in the U.S. Tax Court and federal district court.

Before joining the firm, Richard was a tax attorney for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in its headquarters in Washington, DC, where he worked in the Income Tax and Accounting division. At the IRS, Richard analyzed complex situations involving conservation easements, individual and business tax deductions, and timing issues related to reporting income and claiming deductions. Richard served as an IRS subject matter expert on alimony and separate maintenance payments, trade or business expenses, and the medical expense deduction. He also assisted in drafting guidance on charitable conservation easement deductions and guidance related to the capitalization of intangible assets.

Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin is a tax controversy and tax litigation law firm consisting exclusively of former IRS attorneys.  We represent taxpayers in all aspects of tax disputes with the IRS, state, and local tax authorities, including audits, administrative appeals, offshore matters, and tax litigation.  To schedule a consultation, please contact us at (310) 550-6200 (Beverly Hills office) or (949) 999-6606 (Orange County office).