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Richard Nielsen advises and represents clients, both corporate and individual, at the administrative and judicial levels in various sales, use, income and property tax disputes.
Richard focuses on state and local tax controversy work. Prior to joining the firm in 1990, he was a Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice Tax Division for 13 years. He primarily litigated state tax matters in both state and federal trial courts, courts of appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court. He represented the state in over 50 court trials and argued more than 30 cases at the appellate level including the California and U.S. Supreme Courts.
“Sales Taxation of Digital Commerce in the United States,” ABA 18th Annual Tax Planning Strategies U.S. and Europe Conference, April 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
“California Dreamin' – Handling Property Tax Issues in the Golden State,” COST Property Tax Workshop 2017, September 2017, Oak Brook, IL.
“Structuring Contracts to Minimize Transaction Tax Issues,” COST Sales Tax Conference & Audit Session 2016, February 2016, San Diego, CA.
“Top 10 Legislative and Litigation Issues to Watch for in 2016,” COST Property Tax Workshop, January 2016, San Antonio, TX.
“Property Tax Update re Embedded Software and Split Property Tax Roll,” TEI/IPT Joint State and Local Tax Seminar, July 2011.
“SALT Presentation,” IPT/TEI SALT Day, June 2010.
“Update of Selected California Regulatory and Legislative Changes to Sales and Property Taxes with an Overview of Procedural Pitfalls of Local Tax and Unemployment Insurance Contributions,”TEI San Francisco Chapter Meeting, January 2010, San Francisco, CA.
J.D., University of West Los Angeles School of Law, 1976
M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1971
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1970