JONATHAN KALINSKI Promoted to Principal
Jonathan Kalinski concentrates his practice in complex civil tax litigation and criminal tax. Mr. Kalinski represents individuals, corporations, pass-through entities, trusts, and estates in all stages of state and federal tax disputes, including audits and examinations, administrative appeals, trials, and appellate litigation. He also specializes in disclosures of undeclared foreign accounts and assets.
Mr. Kalinski represents businesses in both federal and state payroll tax and state sales tax issues. He has successfully defended a CEO of a private equity firm against the IRS attempts to assess his client was a responsible person for unpaid payroll taxes. Additionally, Mr. Kalinski has handled several worker classification cases.
Mr. Kalinski routinely represents and advises U.S. taxpayers in sensitive issue civil tax examinations involving both domestic and foreign tax-related issues where substantial civil penalty issues or possible assertions of fraudulent conduct may arise, and in defending criminal tax fraud investigations and prosecutions. Mr. Kalinski was one of the lead attorneys in a high-profile case where he successfully overturned a Tax Court decision for over $2 million based on fraud on the Court.
Prior to joining the firm, he served as a trial attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel litigating Tax Court cases and advising Revenue Agents and Revenue Officers on a variety of complex tax matters. Mr. Kalinski also previously served as an Attorney-Adviser to the Honorable Juan F. Vasquez of the United States Tax Court.
Mr. Kalinski is the Chairman of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Tax Section and was named a 2019 Super Lawyer. Mr. Kalinski is a frequent speaker to both national and local tax organizations on a wide variety of tax topics including partnership audit procedures, Tax Court procedures and litigation, handling sensitive audits, voluntary disclosures, worker classification, privileges, and collection issues.
Mr. Kalinski graduated from New York University School of Law with an LL.M. in Taxation and received his J.D. from Loyola Law School. Mr. Kalinski graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in History.