Elizabeth E. Prehn

Top rated Tax attorney in San Francisco, California

Law Offices of Paley & Prehn, PC
Elizabeth E. Prehn
Law Offices of Paley & Prehn, PC

Practice Areas: Tax, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in California since: 2016

Education: San Francisco Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2024
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Law Offices of Paley & Prehn, PC

819 Eddy St
San Francisco, CA 94109 Visit website


Elizabeth E. Prehn is an attorney serving clients in the Bay Area of California and throughout the world. She strategically represents individuals’ and businesses’ tax matters in the Bay Area, successfully tailored to their specific needs. Her focus is on the following legal areas:

  • Estate administration
  • Criminal tax investigations and defense
  • Business tax and reorganization
  • Tax disputes and tax controversy
  • Tax law

Ms. Prehn is admitted to practice before several state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of California; the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit; the United States Court of Federal Claims; the United States Tax Court; and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California.

Representative cases include: 

  • Criminal tax investigations involving tax evasion, tax perjury, nonfilers, conservation easements, cryptocurrency and witness representation 
  • Tax controversy disputes involving hobby loss, 280E, real estate professional, substantiation cases 
  • Tax debt negotiations

With over two decades of experience, Ms. Prehn focuses on tax controversy and litigation, bankruptcy tax matters, estate and probate administration, pro bono (low-income tax clinic),  business entity revivors and compliance matters.

An active member of the legal community, Ms. Prehn holds memberships in several professional organizations. These include The Bar Association of San Francisco, the American Bar Association’s Section of Tax and the Criminal Tax Penalties Committee,  and the Tax Section of The State Bar of California.

Elizabeth E. Prehn is a debt relief agent. She helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Practice areas

Tax: Consumer, Tax: Business, Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

Tax Law

First Admitted: 2016, California

Professional Webpage: https://paleyprehn.com/about-elizabeth/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, Virtual Currency – Is it an Answer to Dispensary Banking Problems? Digital Currency Council, March 2015
  • Author, Taxation of Convertible Virtual Currency, three part series, Virtual Currency Today, 2014
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar, 2023
  • Member, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, ABA Criminal Tax Penalties Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association – Tax Section
  • Member, State Bar of California – Tax Section
  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California
  • U.S. Federal Court of Claims

Office location for Elizabeth E. Prehn

819 Eddy St
San Francisco, CA 94109

Phone: 628-203-6922


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2024

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