Zaher Fallahi

Zaher Fallahi

Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate ...
  • California, District of Columbia, Federal District California Central District
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Summary

Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law, CPA, is a Tax Law Firm, licensed in California and Washington D.C. as Attorney and CPA. We practice as an Orange County Tax Attorney and Los Angeles Tax Attorney. We advise clients with undisclosed Foreign Accounts; the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Foreign Gifts, Tax Audit Representation, Federal Tax Liens/Levies, Employment Taxes, Innocent Spouse Relief, Non-Filed Tax Returns, Offer-In-Compromise, Estate Planning and Probate. Zaher Fallahi testifies before the court as an expert witness on tax matters. We advise trial lawyers on tax-advantageous settlement agreements within the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, assist the winning parties with taxability of the settlement and awards, and the losing parties with tax deductibility of the judgment and legal fees. Our clients from over 30 foreign countries and many states, are the most valuable assets, and we are committed to protecting their interests zealously within the law. Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law, has been rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo. Zaher Fallahi, Tax Attorney, has been ranked a TOP Tax Attorney. About 1.8% of the U.S. lawyers are also CPAs, and we are proudly one of them.

Locations: Los Angeles; (Westwood & Wilshire) 10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Tel: (310) 719-1040 Orange County (South Coast Plaza); 650 Town Center Dr., Suite 880, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Tel: (714) 546-4272 and Toll Free 877-687-7558 Nationwide Audit Representation.

email: taxattorney@zfcpa.com

Zaher Fallahi is an OFAC Attorney and advises clients on the U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Regulations regarding Iran.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Tax Law
Additional Practice Area
  • US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Regarding Iran
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa and Master Card only.
  • Contingent Fees
    Depending on the case.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Some transactions such as incorporation, estate planning or OFAC cases are charged a fixed fee.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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District of Columbia
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9th Circuit
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Federal District California Central District
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US Tax Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Persian: Spoken, Written
  • Turkish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal
Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law
- Current
Principal
Zaher Fallahi, CPA
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Practiced tax law since 1979, and as a CPA since 1983.
Professional Position
Major Professional Firm
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Professional Position
International Firm
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CPA/Auditor
Major Government Agency
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Education
Harvard Law School
Program on Negotiation Certificate (2018) | "Negotiation and Leadership” Certificate Program
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Zaher Fallahi has completed “Leveraging the Power of Emotions as You Negotiate” Certificate Program at Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation.
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Harvard Law School
Emotions in Negotiations Certificate | "Negotiation and Leadership” Certificate Program
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"Negotiation and Leadership” Certificate at Program on Negotiation
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Pacific Coast University School of Law
J.D. (2004) | Law
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University of California - Berkeley
Economics Courses, UC Extension
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Oklahoma City University
MBA (1981) | Management/Finance
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Oklahoma City University
M.S. | Accountancy
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Petroleum University of Technology, National Iranian Oil Company
B.A. (1977) | Accountancy
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Awards
Top Tax Attorney
Coast Magazine
Zaher Fallahi was named an Orange County top tax attorney in September 2015
Lawyer of the Month
Iranian American Bar Association
Professional Associations
Washington D.C.
Member
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California Bar Association
Member Tax Procedure & Litigation Committee
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American Bar Association
Member
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Orange County Bar Association
Member
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American Academy of Attorney CPAs
Member
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Iranian American Bar Association
Member
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California Board of Accountancy
Member
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California Society of CPAs
Member
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American Institue of Certified Public Accountnats (AICPA)
Member
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Network of Iranian American Professionals of Orange County
Treasurer
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Activities: Board Member/ Treasurer
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Huntington Beach Community Clinic
Director
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Activities: Board Member
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Florida Board of Accountancy
Member
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Activities: Inactive license since 1992 or so.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Legal and Tax Implications of Business Entities
American Bar Association, Group Legal Services Association
Final Revisions To Treasury Circular 230 Affecting All Practitioners
California Journal of Tax Litigation
Legal & Tax implication of transferring money from Iran to the US under the US laws of Sanctions
Heritage Law Markeitng
How to avoid being audited
Irvine Chamber of Commerce
Speaking Engagements
What privilege applies when an attorney prepares a tax return? , AAA-CPA MELE Eevnt Palm Springs, CA , Palm Springs, CA
Aemrican Academy of Attorney-CPAs
Legal and Tax Implication of the Iranian OFAC Regulations , IABA-OC Legal and Tax Implication of the Iranian OFAC Regulations , Irvine, CA
Iranian American Bar Association- Orange County chapter
The 2017 Tax Law Highlights , Iranian Oil Organization Tax Workshop , Encino, California
Iranian American Bar Association-San Diego Chapter
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
The 2017 Tax Law Highlights , Pars Equality Center Tax Workshop , Sherman Oaks, California
Iranian American Bar Association-San Diego Chapter
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Legal and Tax Implication of the Iranian OFAC Regulations , Iranian American Bar Association-San Diego Chapter , San Diego, California
Iranian American Bar Association-San Diego Chapter
Legal and Tax Implication of the Iranian OFAC Regulations
Update on the Iranian OFAC , IABA, MCLE, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) , Caspian Restaurant, Irvine, CA
Iranian American Bar Association
Updates on Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, Iranian OFAC
Federally Authorized Tax Practitioner’s Privilege under the IRC 7525, pdate of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) , Accountant’s Privilege and update of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) , Orange County, California
California Society of CPAs
Federally Authorized Tax Practitioner’s Privilege under the IRC 7525 and its limitations, extension of Attorney-Client Privilege to CPAs, and update of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP).
Effective cooperation between CPAs and lawyers , Extension of Attorney-Client Privilege to CPAs , UCLA School of Law
UCLA School of Law
Effective cooperation between CPAs and lawyers, extension of Attorney-Client Privilege to CPAs, in the process of the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP).
Legal and Tax Implication of Start-Ups , Santa Ana, CA
Network of Iranian-American Professionals of Orange County
Legal and Tax Implication (FBAR, FATCA, OVDP) of the ITSR , OFAC regulations regarding Iran , UCLA Extension
UCLA
Legal and Tax Implication (FBAR, FATCA, OVDP) of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR), the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regarding Iran. Lecture in Farsi language for non-heritage (Non-Farsi speaking)
Legal and Tax Implication (FBAR, FATCA, OVDP) of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR) , OFAC regulations regarding Iran , UCLA Extension
UCLA
Legal and Tax Implication (FBAR, FATCA, OVDP) of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR), the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regarding Iran. Lecture in Farsi language for non-heritage (Non-Farsi speaking)
Certifications
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
District of Columbia Board of Accountancy
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
California Board of Accountancy
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), In-Active License
Florida Board of Accountancy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law, CPA
Website
Zaher Fallahi, CPA
Blog
Legal Answers
664 Questions Answered

Q. Can I cancel my Disneyland Annual pass that is on a payment plan? Purchased 1 week before the closure and never used it.
A: I would add to what the counsel stated as additional defenses; frustration of purpose, impossibility and Force Majeure. I hope this helps. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.). Disclaimer: The information provided here is not intended for and may not be construed as solicitation, or legal and tax advice. For specific advice please consult your legal counsel.
Q. Do I have to pay taxes on my Louisiana Teacher Retirement pay? Note I live in California.
A: I would say “yes”. An out of state retirement plan received while resident of California would be taxable to California. You may be able to get a credit for any Louisiana taxes in your California tax return, which I don’t believe the law allows them to. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.). Disclaimer: The information provided here is not intended for and may not be construed as solicitation, or legal and tax advice. For specific advice please consult your legal counsel.
Q. Would I have to pay taxes on a prize I won from a non-profit fundraising drive?
A: Generally, prizes are taxable, and I am not aware of an exception if the prize was given by a non-profit organization. Of course, your paid lawyer may research the law and find an exception for you. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.). Disclaimer: The information provided here is not intended for and may not be construed as solicitation, or legal and tax advice. For specific advice please consult your legal counsel.
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Contact & Map
Oppenheimer Tower
10880 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1101
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Toll-Free: (877) 687-7558
Telephone: (310) 719-1040
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Zaher Fallahi, Tax Attorney, CPA
650 Town Center Drive, Suite 880
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Toll-Free: (877) 687-7558
Telephone: (714) 546-4272
Fax: (714) 546-5526
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed