Dennis N. Brager

Dennis N. Brager

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Brager Tax Law Group, A P.C.
 | 11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 750
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 310-208-6200
Fax: 310-478-8030
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (50%),
  • Tax: Consumer (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile


    Dennis Brager is a California State Bar Certified Tax Specialist and a former Senior Trial Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service's Office of Chief Counsel. He has advised hundreds of clients on off-shore accounts. He has been featured as a Super Lawyer in the field of Tax Litigation by Los Angeles Magazine. He has been quoted as a tax expert, by Business Week, Accounting Today, the BNA Daily Tax Report, Cannabis Daily, CNN Money, Sputnik, Association for Financial Professionals, the Daily Journal, the National Law Journal, The Daily Beast, USA Today, Palm Beach Daily News, Money Laundering, the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Tax Analyst, and testified as an expert witness on Federal tax matters.

    He has appeared on ABC Television’s Good Morning America show, ABC Eyewitness News, Fox Business News, and TV One Access. He has also spoken before the California Continuing Education of the Bar, the California Society of CPAs, Strafford Publication, Marijuana Business Conference, IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, the UCLA Tax Controversy Institute, the California State Bar Tax Section, the Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, the California Trial Lawyers Association, the ABA, and the National Association of Enrolled Agents. He has been a guest speaker at the University of Southern California and is frequently a guest on KFWB radio to discuss tax problems and tax controversy.

    His articles have appeared in the California Lawyer, Daily Journal, Marijuana Venture, Association for Financial Professionals, The Wrap, Bridge USA,  Taxation for Lawyers, Los Angeles Lawyer, The Consumer Advocate, Family Law News, California Tax Lawyer, Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, and Journal of Taxation of Investments. They include  "Penalty Relief Available for Cash-Only Businesses", "IRS Tightens Inventory Rules for Marijuana Businesses", "FBAR is Not Going Away--and the Filing Deadline is June 30", "Tax Tips for the Fledgling Indie Filmmaker to Keep the IRS Away", “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure – The Next Generation,” “Partial Offshore Tax Amnesty – Voluntary Disclosure 2.0,” Anatomy of an OPR Case (Definitely Not R.I.P.),” “FBAR and Voluntary Disclosure,” “The Tax Gap and Voluntary Disclosure,” “Circular 230: An Overview,” “Prevailing Party-Recovering Attorneys Fees From the IRS,” “The Taxpayer Bill of Rights--A Small Step Toward Reining in the IRS,” “Challenging the IRS Requires a Cohesive Strategy,” “The Innocent Spouse Defense,” “IRS Guidelines for Installment-Payment Agreements,” “Tax Brakes: The Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2,” and “Expert Advice: Avoiding Payroll Taxes.”

    About Dennis Brager

    Admitted: 1978, California

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    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Tax Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, UCLA Tax Controversy Institute Planning Committee (2003-2011)Chair, California State Bar, Tax Litigation and Procedure Committee (1999-2000)Chair, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Tax Section, Tax Compliance, Procedure and Litigation Committee (1997-1998)Officer, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Tax Section, and the Tax Compliance Procedure and Litigation Committee (1990, 1995-1996)


    • Dennis Brager discusses the UBS settlement agreement to turn over information on account held by US persons., Interview with Fox Business News, 2009
    • Dennis Brager provides expert commentary on the Good Morning America television show, regarding Richard Hatch's tax problems., ABC Good Morning America, 2009
    • Dennis Brager discusses President Donald Trump's tax plan on ABC7 Eyewitness news., Dennis Brager , 2017

    Industry Groups

    • Entertainment
    • Manufacturing
    • Professional Services
    • Retail
    • Wholesale
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    Office Location for Dennis N. Brager

    11400 W. Olympic Blvd.
    Suite 750
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

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    Last Updated: 5/20/2020

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