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Tax Relief Advisers, LLC has been serving the residents of San Diego, CA since 2005. We are a trusted and reliable Tax Settlement company in the San Diego, CA area who specialize in settling IRS and California Franchise Tax Board debt. You can't substitute over 100 years of Tax Law Practice.

We have many different options and outcomes tailored to each particular client. This is NOT a one-size fits all process. There is always a solution, and if you deal with the right people there is always the right solution. Over 1800 clients and 13 years in business tells our story.

Doing nothing is the worst thing you can do!

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Lance Herndon, J.D., CMA
Senior 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 avoidance methodologies.

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.

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David Bjornson, J.D., LLM, CPA
Tax 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.
www.bjornsonlaw.com

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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.

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Our Mission

At Tax Relief Advisers, LLC, our team of experienced staff seek to reduce the financial and psychological stress related to owing taxes. We care about the client and that is why we offer FREE consultations, direct communication with a case manager, no retainers, tailored payment plans, and guarantee of services in writing.

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Our History

Tax Relief Advisers, LLC was founded in 2005 by Tax Attorneys and maintains an BBB "A+" rating. Our owners have over 100 years of collective tax law and tax settlement experience. No one has that kind of experience and it shows in our results. We have helped over 1800 clients since 2005 with Zero unresolved complaints!

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Our Promise

When working with Tax Relief Advisers, LLC we promise to stop harassment by the IRS or California Department of Revenue. We will remove bank levies or wage garnishments when necessary. We promise to maintain communication and you will have a DIRECT line to the tax professional(s) working your case. You might even find us working nights and weekends. We Guarantee to do a complete and comprehensive review of your case and circumstances. Why settle for less?

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If you live in the San Diego, CA area and have a tax problem, contact us today for a resolution.
We put our guarantee in writing.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Tax Settlement?

    Tax settlement comes in many forms. There is always a solution, but experience, education and skill can offer the 'best' solution. Compare us to the competition, we encourage it!

  • How do I know if I qualify for tax settlement?

    Everyone qualifies for settlement. Professional Tax Settlement only means you opt to have a professional settlement company assist you in the complex and confusing resolution of your tax issue. Understanding the IRS guidelines and how to maximize your circumstance for the best result is the key. This is what seperates us from the herd, and why you should consider handing this off to professionals.

  • How do I get started?

    Call Us and spend 30 minutes for the best Free consultation you will ever receive.

  • How long does the process typically take?

    The process can take 2 to 12 months. Sometimes we want it to take 12 months, or longer. Strategy dictates the time-line in some cases. In other cases, it is a function of the normal process of dealing with the taxing authority.

  • How much will this cost me?

    We work hard to ensure our prices are afforable. We don’t require a retainer and have the ability to customize payment plans. We are not the cheapest, but do you really want cheap when you owe a lot of money? We are however, very fair and will work with you.

What our Customers are Saying


“Lance, I think we are DONE!! Not only do I not owe the $12,000, they are sending me a refund check! Now I only owe for 2016 (which we both knew and expected!). I am very happy, I know I’ve been a pain in your *** because of how much I don’t understand this stuff, so thank you. If you need a very positive review for you company/website, let me know. It was a long process but I’m happy with the outcome. Thank you for sticking with me thru the whole thing!!”
Chris
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