B. Paul Husband

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Burbank, CA

B. Paul Husband, a Professional Corporation
 | 2600 West Olive Avenue, Fifth Floor
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818-955-8585
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (70%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (20%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney B. Paul Husband is the founder of Husband Law in Burbank, California. Mr. Husband practices entertainment, equine and tax law. His equine law practice is national in scope, and he is one of a select few attorneys who have exceptional knowledge on both the horse business and tax law.

Admitted to practice law since 1977, Mr. Husband has spent a great deal of his life raising, showing and racing Arabian horses. He began his legal career in equine law in 1980, when he syndicated Khemosabi, a national Arabian stallion who was a four-time national champion. As part of his equine law practice, he litigates various business and tax planning matters in both state and federal court and has appeared before the U.S. Tax Court.

A skilled professional on horse breeding and syndication, Mr. Husband regularly represents horsemen and has handled numerous cases involving the complex issues and tax implications that often arise in equine law. He was recognized as a judge in the Arabian Division with the U.S. Equestrian Federation and is the Vice President and a director of the American College of Equine Attorneys.

Along with his legal practice, Mr. Husband has authored articles that have been featured in publications such as the American Bar Association's Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, the Journal of Agricultural TAxzation & Law, American Horse Council Business Quarterly, California Tax Lawyer and the National Law Journal. He has also spoken on tax law topics for various bar associations and at seminars.

Mr. Husband earned his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. He previously served as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, where he taught entertainment law.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Tax (70%): Tax Law

Entertainment & Sports (20%): Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Tax Law, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law


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Super Lawyers: 2018

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About Paul Husband

Admitted: 1977, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.husbandlaw.com/about.html

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Executive Committee Beverly Hills Bar Association Tax Section, Member, 2015
  • American College of Equine Attorneys, Vice President and Director
  • Graded Stakes Committee of the Arabian Jockey Club, Member
  • The American Horse Council Tax Bulletin, Member of the Board of Advisors and Contributor

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member. Planning Committee, National Equine Law Conference, University of Kentucky School of Law, 2007
  • General Counsel to ASIFA-Hollywood (Association Internationale du Film d'Animation) the Hollywood branch of the international animated film society, 1996

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Tax Planning for Horse Owners & Breeders Co-authored with Richard W. Craigo of the California Bar, University of Kentucky School of Law Continuing Legal Education, Equine, 2008

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Duffy v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service.  Section 183 "hobby loss" case for warmblood breeder.  The Commissioner conceded in full, prior to trial, on the date set for trial., 2016
  • Metz v. Commissioner T. C. Memo 2015-54, 2015
  • Selleck v. Cuenca, et al, 2009
  • Barton v. Commissioner, 2009
  • Annuzzi v. Commissioner T.C. Memo 2014-233


  • This video teasches horse business owners how to respond to challenges under Section 183 of the Internal Revenue Code, the so-called "Hobby Loss" provision to the profit-motivated nature oof their businesses, Fighting Back: Successfully Representing Your Horse Business to the IRS

Educational Background:

  • UCLA School of Law, 1977
  • Occidental College, B.A., Major: Pre-med Psychology

Industry Groups

  • Entertainment
  • Equine
  • Tax Controversy


  • “Paul is a star in the equine/tax world, both in litigation and in tax court.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for B. Paul Husband

2600 West Olive Avenue
Fifth Floor
Burbank, CA 91505

Phone: 818-955-8585


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Last Updated: 5/22/2018

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