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Michael J. Desmond

Michael J. Desmond

The Law Offices of Michael J. Desmond, APC

Santa Barbara, CA, USA


After serving as a law clerk for a Federal judge in Los Angeles, Mike began his career in tax controversy as a Trial Attorney with the Attorney General’s Honors Program at the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  After the Justice Department, Mike worked at a boutique tax firm in Washington, D.C., where he was elected partner in 2004.  Mike returned to government in 2005, serving as Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Department of Treasury through 2008.  As Tax Legislative Counsel, Mike was the Department’s senior legal advisor on domestic tax issues, testifying before Congress and working with senior IRS officials on a broad range of tax policy, legislative and regulatory matters.  Following his tenure at the Treasury Department, Mike spent several more years as a partner in a global law firm before starting his own practice in January 2012.
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