Tax Relief Advisers, LLC, is owned and operated by Attorneys with over 100 years collective experience in Tax Law and working with the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board. We do not employee commissioned sales people, or inexperienced administrative people to work on your case.
Our experience saves you time, money, frustration and stress. We have been serving the citizens of San Diego, CA since 2005, providing them with no non-sense tax settlement services. We are not amateurs, and it shows in our work.
Experienced professionals guiding you throughout the process
San Diego, CA area taxpayers are encouraged to contact us for a Free Informative Consultation.
This is with an attorney or former attorney with many years of tax experience. No one we
know offers this service. With other firms you will be talking to a salesperson.
We are going to tell you what you need to know not what you want to hear. The first key to success in this process is the intial consult with someone who knows what they are talking about. That is exactly what you get with us.
Negotiation is key in tax settlement. That is why we employee ex-IRS Revenue Officers to negotiate.
First order of business is to understand your finanical situation. This comes from many years
of experience and knowing what questions to ask.
Then negotiate. You don't want a novice doing this, and we are anything but....
Settlements come in many different forms. Let's be honest, you want to pay as little as possible.
Our job is to make that happen. If you understand the guidelines then you know where there
is 'wiggle' room.
Once you engage us you will not have to ever deal with the taxman again. Our job is to relieve the stress and create a settlment you can live with. And we are good at it.
Why Choose Us
Guaranteed results and support from experienced tax professionals
Direct line to your case manager. You speak to the person managing your case-whenever you like. And we return calls promptly. You also have their direct email.
100+ Years Experience
100 years of collective tax attorney experience and focused tax settlement experience since 2005. Over 1800 clients in all 50 states can't be wrong.
No Deposit Required
We don't require a retainer or large deposit. We will set you up on a payment plan and once you make the first installment, we begin. Our work speaks for itself and we have never had a problem with clients paying us. When you provide a valuable service people are happy to pay.
Once you engage us we take over. You will never have to deal with the taxman again. And, we are always available.
Lance Herndon, J.D., CMASenior Case Manager-Intake Specialist
Mr. Herndon has spent 25 years in law, finance, taxation, tax resolution, debtor's rights and regulatory
compliance. Lance is a former tax attorney and member of numerous tax related organizations. He holds
a J.D. (Law) degree from the University of Montana (1993), a B.A. degree in Business Administration
(with honors), and a Certified Managerial Accounting Accredidation. Lance has been a partner and
principal in several companies. He was managing COO for a bulk medical A/R purchasing group capitialized
by NY hedge funds. This skill set allows him to advise business clients on tax settlement and tax
During the economic downturn, Lance worked on a Department of the Treasury program helping debtors retain their homes. Mr. Herndon has spent 25 years advocating for the consumer representing clients against corporate, government and special interests.
Extensively trained in tax resolution and IRS code, Lance possess exception analytic skills and case analysis techniques that enable him to provide tax settlment strategies that elude most.
In his free time Lance is involved in charity work, in particular the Humane Society of the United States.
David Bjornson, J.D., LLM, CPATax Attorney, Masters in Taxation, CPA
Mr. Bjornson has spent his 34 year legal career specializing in tax litigation, tax planning, business
organizations, and dispute resolution. Mr. Bjornson is senior partner of Bjornson Law Offices, a
distinguished firm established in 1998. He was formerly with Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, and
Seattle law firms of Monahan & Biagi and Bogle & Gates, a large 200+ attorney firm.
Prior to law school David was employed as a Certified Public Accountant by the international accounting firm Touche Ross & Co. He holds a Masters of Laws degree in taxation from the New York University (1988), a J.D. degree (with honors) from the University of Montana (1985), a B.A. deree in Business Administration (with honors) from the University of Montana (1979), and a Certified Public Accountant Certificate. He is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, the U.S. Federal District Court and is a member of the American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants. David is honored in the 2013-2016 editions of Best Lawyers in America. The Best Lawyers in America selects attorneys based on comprehensive survey from thousands of top lawyers in the U.S.
Mr. Bjornson holds an "AV Preeminent" rating from Marindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Layers. The highest possible rating an attorney can recieve.
Paul J. Petit, J.D.In-House Counsel
Mr. Petit’s career spans 45 years of practice in Chicago and Missoula, Montana. He is currently a sole practitioner
specializing in business and technical litigation. He practiced in Chicago from 1973 through 1990, specializing
in business litigation primarily in the Federal Courts, including class action and complex cases, with
a number of firms. He moved to Missoula in 1990 leaving his partnership in the 120+ lawyer firm of Altheimer
& Gray to establish his own practice in Montana. Since 1990, he has been a practicing trial lawyer
in Missoula, with a brief stint as General Counsel for Tri-City Railroad in Kennewick, WA.
He earned a J.D (highest honors, 1973) from Loyola University of Chicago Law School after receiving Honors Program B.S. degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Loyola University (1968). He was certified as a Trial Practice Instructor by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (1987) and has participated as instructor in courses training practicing lawyers. He has also been on the adjunct faculty of Northwestern University School of Law, Loyola University School of Law and the University of Montana Law School.
Mr. Petit has been involved in the negotiation and settlement of hundreds of legal claims during his career and received mediator certification from the Northwest Mediation Center in 2014.
He maintains an “AV Preeminent®” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.™ This rating is based both on legal skills as evaluated by his fellow practitioners as well as adherence to the highest ethical standards.
What We Offer
Resolve your tax issues with customized solutions.
We work directly with the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board.
Although only used in extreme circumstances, wage garnishment is more common than you think. Protect your earnings with our solutions.Learn More
A bank levy allows creditors to take funds from your bank account. Avoid letting the bank freeze your funds with our help.Learn More
Offer in Compromise
An offer in compromise allows taxpayers to settle their debt with the IRS for less than the amount owed.Learn More
Fresh Start Program
Meet your tax obligations without any unnecessary burdens.Learn More