Elizabeth E. Prehn

Top rated tax attorney in San Jose, California

The Law Offices of Steven L. Walker, PLC
Elizabeth E. Prehn
The Law Offices of Steven L. Walker, PLC

Practice Areas: Tax, Estate planning & probate; view more

Licensed in California since: 2016

Education: San Francisco Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023
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The Law Offices of Steven L. Walker, PLC

2550 North First St
Suite 302
San Jose, CA 95131 Visit website


Elizabeth E. Prehn is an attorney serving clients, in the Bay Area of California and throughout the world. 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. These include the Supreme Court of California; the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit; the United States Federal Court of 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, non-filers, 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 earned her Juris Doctor degree from the San Francisco Law School. During her career, she has also assisted with cases of malpractice litigation, bankruptcy, breach of contract, business torts, partnership dissolution, pro Bono (Low Income Tax Clinic),  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 Tax Section and the Criminal Tax Penalties Committee, San Francisco Tax Club, 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://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-prehn-tax-lawyer/

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, 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

2550 North First St
Suite 302
San Jose, CA 95131

Phone: 408-295-5800


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

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