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Robert Sommers

Robert L. Sommers - Tax Attorney

Robert Sommers

Attorney at Law | San Francisco, California

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Robert L. Sommers of San Francisco, California, is a sole practitioner, with more than 40 years experience as a practicing attorney. An international and domestic tax specialist, he has represented and advised numerous U.S. and foreign individuals and small companies on a variety of tax, business and estate planning matters since 1976.

He has been certified as a Tax Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California, a distinction earned by less than .05% of all attorneys licensed to practice law in California. He also received a postgraduate legal degree (LL.M.) in taxation from New York University School of Law in 1985, the foremost graduate tax program in the U.S.

As a full-time practicing attorney in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District, Robert Sommers owns and operates a law firm that specializes in general tax. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of tax law and has written hundreds of articles, columns, and action guides, and spoken at dozens of events.

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“I'm a tax attorney as well . Bob Sommers wrote the book that I use in my own tax practice to advise clients on foreign investment. I think that says it all right there.”
— Matthew W., San Francisco
“Bob Sommers saved me from a huge IRS tax problem a number of years ago. With his help, a $100,000+ claim was entirely erased. I am consulting with him again on a new tax issue and am confident he will pull another rabbit out of the hat. He really knows his stuff.”
— MP C., San Rafael, CA
“I have worked with Bob on several tax issues. I am a colleague of his, rather than a client. He is as knowledgeable about the issues as anyone I have ever encountered and I am a CPA and tax attorney myself. Along with his top notch brain power, he is also very easy to work with and has an engaging personality. You will feel good working with Bob. He is excellent.”
— Adam S., San Francisco
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