Our Firm Jonathan Kalinski

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Jonathan Kalinski specializes in both civil and criminal tax controversies as well as sensitive tax matters including disclosures of previously undeclared interests in foreign financial accounts and assets and provides tax advice to taxpayers and their advisors throughout the world.  He handles both Federal and state tax matters involving individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and trusts and estates.

Mr. Kalinski has considerable experience handling complex civil tax examinations, administrative appeals, and tax collection matters.  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.  Jonathan Kalinski also previously served as an Attorney-Adviser to the Honorable Juan F. Vasquez of the United States Tax Court.


  • USC Tax Institute – Employee Tax Controversies, Including AB5 – January, 2024
  • ABA Midyear Tax Meeting – Equitable Tolling and Tax Collections – January, 2024
  • Strafford – Taxation of Digital Asset Transactions: Cash Transactions, Reporting, Tax Planning – November, 2023
  • California Tax Bar and Tax Policy Conference – Administrative Record Rule in Tax Court – November, 2023
  • Strafford – Appealing IRS Penalty Abatement Denials: Foreign Disclosure Penalties and Navigating the Appeals Process – October, 2023
  • Strafford – Handling Cannabis Tax Examination – September, 2023
  • Strafford – Appealing IRS Penalty Abatement Denials: Foreign Disclosure Penalties and Navigating the Appeals Process – September, 2023
  • CPA Academy – Resolving Employment Tax Disputes – June, 2023
  • CalCPA – Handling Partnership Examinations – WYNTK About New Partnership Procedural Rules – May, 2023
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association – IRS International Penalties After Farhy – May, 2023
  • Strafford – Taxation of Cannabis – January, 2023
  • Los Angeles Estate Planning Council – Lawyers, Guns & Cryptocurrency – November, 2022
  • CalCPA – Compliance and Enforcement Management from a Practitioner’s Perspective – November, 2022
  • Strafford – Tax Treatment of Non-Fungible Tokens: Applicable Tax Rules, Characterization Issues, Crypto Transaction
  • CLA Annual Taxation Meeting – Responsible Persons Liability – November, 2022
  • Strafford – Partnership Audits Under the Centralized Audit Regime – October, 2022
  • Strafford – Handling Cannabis Tax Examinations: Sec. 280E, Audits, IRS Guidance – October, 2022
  • Strafford – Partnership Loss in Excess of Basis: Preparing for the IRS’ New Audit – June, 2022
  • UCLA/CEB – Estate Planning for Difficult Assets (Firearms, Cannabis, Cryptocurrency) – April, 2022
  • Strafford, Taxation of Digital Asset Transactions: Impact of New Infrastructure Bill, Cash – March, 2022


  • American Bar Young Lawyers Division Association, Section of Taxation
  • Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee
  • California State Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Los Angeles Young Tax Lawyers (Board Member)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Taxation Section

Bar Admittance:

  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • Ninth Circuit


  • New York University (LL.M. in Taxation)
  • Loyola Law School (J.D.)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., Political Science, Minor in History)