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Top Rated Tax Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

Igor S. Drabkin
Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC
315 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 515
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
T:Work 310-550-6200
F: Fax310-774-3904
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2016
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1998
Education: Pepperdine University School of Law
Practice Areas: Tax: Consumer (80%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%), International (10%)
Industry Groups: Professional Services; Entertainment; Retail; Wholesale; Manufacturing; Real Estate
Languages Spoken: English, Russian


Igor S. Drabkin is a principal of Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, A Professional Law Corporation, a law firm consisting exclusively of former IRS attorneys. Igor is a former IRS Senior Trial Attorney and a Certified Tax Law Specialist, recognized by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. He devotes his skills and experience to representation of clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and State taxing authorities, both administratively and in court. He litigates cases in all federal and state courts, including U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court. In addition, Igor represents clients in tax audits, fraud and criminal investigations, representation in voluntary disclosure cases, offshore and foreign account related matters, tax appeal, and tax collection matters related to: income taxes, employment taxes, sales taxes, offshore assets. Igor's experience and inside knowledge of the tax system, allows him to achieve the best possible results for his clients.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2016

Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011

About Igor Drabkin

Admitted: 1998, California

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Tax Law Specialist, State Bar of California

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Tax Section Beverly Hills Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Executive Committee Los Angeles Bar Association, Tax Section American Bar Association, Tax Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Tax Court Panel

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, 30th UCLA Tax Controversy Instituute, Defending Taxpayer Penalties, UCLA Tax Controversy Institute, 2014
  • Speaker on a roundtable panel discussion, which addressed classification of workers as independent contractors vs. employees, Section 530, IRS initiatives, audit programs, classification settlement program, and voluntary disclosures. , Speaker, Employment Tax Examinations and Investigations; Worker Classification Tools and Techniques, UCLA Tax Controversy Institute, 2010
  • Speaker, Changing Face of Foreign Asset Protection, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2010
  • Article examines the international reporting penalties, with a focus on the issues related to Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), Forms 8938, 5471, 3520, penalties related to these forms and applicable defenses to such penalties., Writer, CCH Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, International Reporting Penalties — What to Expect and How to Fight Them, CCH Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure

Educational Background:

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, cum laude, 1998
  • Bachelor's of Science Degree, California State University, Northridge, 1995
Last Updated: 9/25/2015
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