Tax litigation attorney and
co-founding partner Yale Goldberg has a national
reputation for successfully representing businesses and individuals in tax
controversy and tax litigation in state and federal trial courts, Arizona Tax
Court, U.S. Tax Court, U.S.
Claims Court, and state and federal courts of appeals. He also assists clients
in tax planning and
Yale is a Certified Specialist in Tax Law (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization), is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, and was selected as Lawyer of the Year (Tax Law, Phoenix)
for 2015 by The Best Lawyers in America®. In addition, he is consistently
ranked by his peers among Arizona’s top attorneys: He has been a Super Lawyers
honoree since 2007 (including a 2011 ranking among “Arizona’s Top 50 Lawyers”)
and listed in Best Lawyers for more than 20 years.
His professional career began as a trial attorney for the Tax Division of the
United States Department of Justice in Washington, DC. His Justice Department
experience, combined with over 35 years in private practice resolving tax
disputes, offers Yale's clients an extraordinary level of confidence for
successfully resolving their tax issues related to individual and corporate
audits, tax preparation, and non-resident and non-filer status.
works with and consults with retired IRS agents and
Department of Justice attorneys in obtaining successful results for his clients.
Yale is the co-author of Employees and Independent Contractors, a
1996 book designed
to assist business owners in determining whether workers are employees or
independent contractors and defending the determination before tax authorities.
The book includes a wide array of topics, ranging from tax consequences of
erroneous independent contractor classifications to defending against the IRS's
assertion of trust fund recovery taxes.
In addition, he wrote "Protesting an IRS Employee
Determination" in the July 1991 issue of The Practical Lawyer.
“Divorce-Related Tax Issues” (panelist), Family Law
Section, State Bar of Arizona Convention, 2015
An avid runner, Yale has competed in marathons and
ultra-marathons. He was one of a team of twenty runners who participated in a
charity fund raising event between San Francisco and Washington, DC on behalf of
ADAPT (America's Drug Abuse Prevention Team).
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