Patrick E. McGinnis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

Attorney at Law
 | 425 South Beverly Drive, Suite 100
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-277-4285
Fax: 310-277-4507
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (90%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Founder of the law office of Patrick E. McGinnis, Attorney at Law, Patrick E. McGinnis represents clients in Los Angeles in matters of tax controversy, including offers in compromise and tax concerns with the Board of Equalization, the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board. A former IRS special litigation attorney and chief counsel for 12 years, he has significant experience dealing with both sides of tax law that allows him to better serve his clients.

His four decades of experience began when he earned a Bachelor of Science in economics and accounting from the University of California, Riverside in 1972. When attending Arizona State University College of Law, Mr. McGinnis earned a Juris Doctor in 1976, graduating cum laude and in the top 10 percent of his class. He also served on the Law Review during his time in law school.

For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, Mr. McGinnis earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. With a deep understanding of tax law and decades of experience, he has gained immeasurable knowledge and practice in the best ways to represent clients.

Mr. McGinnis also handles tax audit representation, tax court appeal, payroll tax audits, trust fund recover and EDD payroll tax audit repeals. He offers clients aid with foreign bank assets and accounts, estate tax problems, appeals and audits, wrongful disclosure of tax information and California residency issues. As the tax code is one of the most complex and intricate pieces of United States law, Mr. McGinnis is fully prepared with representation and advice to protect the best interests of his clients.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Tax (90%): Tax Law

Business/Corporate (10%)

Focus Areas

Tax Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019

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About Patrick McGinnis

Admitted: 1987, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Meritorious Performance Award, Internal Revenue Service, 1988
  • Meritorious Performance Award, Internal Revenue Service, 1986
  • "AV" Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 1996

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Taxation Specialist, California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Treasurer, Irish-American Bar Association of Los Angeles, 1999
  • California, 1987
  • Member State Bar of Arizona, 1976
  • President, Board of Governors, Irish-American Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • Past-Chairman, Los Angeles County Bar's, Taxation Section, Procedure and Litigation Committee
  • Chief Financial Officer, Irish-American Bar Association of Los Angeles

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Southern California District, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division - Laguna Niguel, Legal Advisor
  • Member, Board of Governors, UC Riverside Alumni Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • State and Local Tax, Los Angeles County Bar
Office Location for Patrick E. McGinnis

425 South Beverly Drive
Suite 100
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: 310-277-4285

Fax: 310-277-4507

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Last Updated: 12/6/2017

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