Barry L. Guterman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

The Guterman Tax Law Firm
 | 12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 760
Los Angeles, CA 90025-1176
Phone: 424-394-0332
Fax: 310-551-1565
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Closely Held Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder and principal attorney of The Guterman Tax Law Firm, Barry L. Guterman provides sophisticated federal and state tax law advice and counsel to his individual and business clients throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area. He regularly appears before the Internal Revenue Service, the California Franchise Tax Board and the State Board of Equalization during examinations of his clients' returns as well as in the appeals process. Mr. Guterman has enjoyed considerable success in resolving issues through offers in compromise and installment agreements, and he works hard to reduce or eliminate the penalties that are ordinarily assessed for the failure to file tax returns or to pay taxes. He also has experience with federal estate and gift tax planning, and he prepares estate planning documents consistent with his clients' goals and with an eye toward protecting and preserving their wealth.

Mr. Guterman is a 1972 Bachelor of Arts recipient from San Diego State University. After obtaining his Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1975, he attended New York University School of Law and was awarded his LL.M. in taxation in 1977. Mr. Guterman is admitted to practice before all California state courts.

Highly active in the legal community, Mr. Guterman participates in a variety of professional organizations. He is a member of the Taxation and Trusts and Estates sections of The State Bar of California, and he serves on the Taxation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Guterman has written several articles for legal and accounting publications, including one on the withdrawal of tax liens that appeared in the California Journal of Tax Litigation.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Tax (50%): Tax Law

Estate Planning & Probate (30%)

Business/Corporate (10%)

Closely Held Business (10%)

Focus Areas

Tax Law


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020

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About Barry Guterman

Admitted: 1975, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent  
  • Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers
  • Superlawyer since 2009
  • Five Star Wealth Manager in 2011 and 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Bar Association, Taxation and Estate and Trust Sections, Member
  • California State Bar, 1975
  • Tax Litigation and Procedure and Estate and Trust Committees of the State Bar’s Tax Section, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation and Estate and Trust Sections, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Tax Section, Tax Procedure and Litigation Committee, Past Chair

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Tax Court Pro Se Panel;  former Trustee of the Archer School for Girls.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Clarifying Interest-free Adjustment Procedures under Internal Revenue Code, 1998 Washington DC Delegation, 1998
  • Author, Withdrawal of Tax Liens - A Fresh Start, Newsletter of Cal Bar Tax Litigation and Procedure Committee, 2012

Educational Background:

  • New York University, LL.M., Major: Taxation, 1977
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Office Location for Barry L. Guterman

12121 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 760
Los Angeles, CA 90025-1176

Phone: 424-394-0332

Fax: 310-551-1565

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Last Updated: 9/19/2019

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