Betty Williams

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Top Rated Tax Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Law Office of Williams & Associates, PC
 | 3600 American River Drive, Suite 135
Sacramento, CA 95864
Phone: 916-488-8501
Fax: 916-488-8196
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Betty Williams is the managing shareholder of the Law Office of Williams & Associates, PC, in Sacramento, California. With a practice concentrated exclusively on tax law, Ms. Williams serves individuals, corporations and governmental agencies in the Sacramento area, throughout the United States, and in foreign tax jurisdictions.

    Ms. Williams graduated from California State University, Sacramento, and earned a law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, graduating with honors. She also holds a master of laws degree in taxation from the Washington Institute for Graduate Studies in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Ms. Williams is admitted to practice before all California state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern districts of California, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the Supreme Court of California and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Ms. Williams is a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and the State Bar of California. She is the Chair of the Executive Committee for the Taxation Section of the State Bar of California and has served as the Chair of the Sacramento County Bar Association's Taxation Section and Business Section.  Betty has also served as a commissioner for the Sacramento Regional Human Rights/Fair Housing Commission. She has authored numerous articles on a variety of legal topics for professional publications and frequently gives presentations to groups such as the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, and the National Business Institute.

    Recognized for her exceptional efforts on behalf of her clients, Ms. Williams has received a number of honors and awards.  Her firm has also received top awards for tax litigation.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Tax

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

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    About Betty Williams

    Admitted: 2003, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.williamslawassociates.com/Attorneys/Betty-J-Willi...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Recipient, Witkin Award for Estate and Gift Tax, 2001
    • Avvo Superb Rated Attorney, 2012
    • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, 2013 - 2016
    • Best Local Attorney, Sacramento News & Review, 2006 - 2007
    • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011-2013
    • Recipient, California State Board of Equalization Honor for Outstanding Public Service, 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chair and Officer, Business Section, Sacramento County Bar Association, 2006 - 2009
    • Chair, Executive Committee of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of California, 2016 - 2017
    • Chair and Commissioner, Sacramento Regional Human Rights/Fair Housing Commission, 2009 - 2013
    • Chair and Officer, Taxation Section, Young Tax Lawyers, State Bar of California, 2003 - 2006
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
    • Chair and Officer, Taxation Section, Sacramento County Bar Association, 2005 - 2008
    • Chair and Officer, Taxation, Estate and Gift Tax Section, State Bar of California, 2007 - 2008
    • California
    • Supreme Court of California
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
    • Sacramento County Bar Association, Taxation Section, Liaison to the IRS Tax Practitioners' Group, 2006 - 2009
    • Vice Chair, Executive Committee of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of California, 2012 - 2015
    • California Tax Lawyer, Associate Bar Business Editor, 2012 - 2013
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Annual Income Tax Seminar: OVDP and FATCA Update: The Ever Changing Issues of International Tax Compliance, State Bar of California, Taxation Section, June 27, 2014
    • Protecting Client Communications with a 'Kovel' Agreement and What to Expect with FATCA and OVDP in 2014, Sacramento County Bar Association, Taxation Section, March 24, 2014
    • Western Regional Convention, National Black Law Students Association, January 18, 2014
    • Recent Trends in BSA and Structuring Investigations, American Bar Association, The 30th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and the Third Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy, December 11, 2013 - December 13, 2013
    • International Tax Compliance, 2013 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar & The California Tax Policy Conference, November 9, 2013
    • Taxpayer Confidential: Exception for Inter-Agency Information Sharing, 2013 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar & The California Tax Policy Conference, November 8, 2013
    • Income and Other Taxes Annual Seminar: IRS and EDD Worker Classification Issues, State Bar of California, Taxation Section, June 28, 2013
    • Foreign Asset Reporting, California Society of CPAs, Sacramento Chapter, May 14, 2013
    • What's New in Worker Classification, Employee or Independent Contractor?, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, May 10, 2013
    • What Your Clients Need to Know in 2013, From a Tax Perspective, Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Section, January 9, 2013
    • The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). FOIA Requests, Appeals and Damages, American Bar Association, 29th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud , December 6, 2012 - December 7, 2012
    • FATCA Update and New IRS Filing Requirements, Law Office of Williams & Associates, PC, Tax Practitioner Forum, October 30, 2012
    • Recent State Collection Techniques and Defense Strategies, Law Office of Williams & Associates, PC, Tax Practitioner Forum, October 30, 2012
    • Income Tax Seminar: International Tax Enforcement and Expanded Reporting Obligations under the Foriegn Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), State Bar of California, Taxation Section, June 22, 2012
    • IRS and DOJ Global Tax Enforcement: Beyond Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Programs, State Bar of California, Young Tax Lawyers, February 16, 2012
    • Responsible Person Liability (IRS, FTB and SBE), Sacramento County Bar Association, Taxation Section, February 1, 2012
    • Worker Classification: What's Old is New Again, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, January 29, 2016, 2016
    • Employment Taxes: Always an Enforcement Priority, American Bar Association 2015 Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversy National Institute, December 11, 2015, 2015
    • Representation Beyond the Basics of IRS, FTB, BOE and EDD Audits, Appeals and Case Resolution, California Society of Enrolled Agents, October 29, 2015, 2015
    • IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, Business Network International , October 27, 2015, 2015
    • Annual Income Tax Seminar: OVDP Streamlined Procedures, State Bar of California, Taxation Section, June 26, 2015, 2015
    • Annual Income Tax Seminar: OVDP and FATCA Update: The Ever Changing Issues of International Tax Compliance, State Bar of California, Taxation Section, June 27, 2014, 2014
    • Beyond the Basics of State and Federal Tax Audits, Appeals, and Case Resolution, Annual Income Tax Seminar, GGU, June 24, 2016, 2016
    • Responding to Penalty Notices, IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in San Diego, September 15, 2016, 2016
    • Avoiding Red Flags That Could Trigger a Tax Audit, State Bar of California, September 30, 2016, 2016
    • Women in Tax, Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference, October 26, 2016, 2016
    • Addressing Employment Tax Issues in Sensitive Examinations, American Bar Association 33rd Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and 6th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy, December 9, 2016  , 2016
    • Summonses, Subpoenas, IDRs: What the Changing Landscape Really Means, 2014 ABA 31st Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and 4th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy, December 12, 2014
    • Getting Answers on Taxes, CBS13 News Sacramento on Facebook Live, February 28, 2017, 2017
    • Privacy and Tax Administration - Policy Considerations in the Twilight e-Zone, State Bar of California, 2014 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar & The California Tax Policy Conference, November 6, 2014
    • State Tax Audits: Secrets to Working with the Auditor, National Business Institute, October 22, 2014
    • Tax Audit Triggers and Tips, Sacramento County Bar Association Tax Symposium, May 17, 2017, 2017
    • Criminal Tax Law for Tax Preparers, California Society of Enrolled Agents Sacramento Valley Chapter, October 16, 2014
    • 2014 OVDP and Streamlined Procedures - An Update, American Bar Association 2014 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, September 20, 2014
    • Immigration and Taxation, IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, July 17, 2014

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Charles Derby vs. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2008-45 (US Tax Court 2008)

    Representative Clients:

    • Various Corporations and Business Entities
    • Individuals and Entities in Civil and Criminal Matters
    • Governmental Agencies

    Educational Background:

    • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, J.D., 2003
    • Washington School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2007
    • California State University, B.S. in Business Administration, 1989
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    3600 American River Drive
    Suite 135
    Sacramento, CA 95864

    Phone: 916-488-8501

    Fax: 916-488-8196

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