Laski & Gordon

Tax Attorneys

When you need tax expertise and the aggressive pursuit of your interests -
from the professionals who trained IRS agents and other technical personnel,
and who represented and litigated on behalf of the IRS.

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Our Story

Laski & Gordon was established in 1983. The surviving partner, Mortimer L. Laski, has extensive experience in tax and tax related matters. Mr. Laski had four years of public accounting experience and then worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a Revenue Agent, Manager, and Estate and Gift Tax Attorney. Mr. Laski left the government in 1982 to go into private practice, and in 1983 joined with Kenneth G. Gordon (deceased 2013) to form Laski & Gordon.

Our firm represents individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts in all aspects of tax planning, and civil tax controversy matters.

Our civil tax controversy practice includes representation before all the administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board, California Employment Development Department, California State Board of Equalization, and the City of Los Angeles.

The firm’s controversy practice entails tax examinations, administrative appeals, tax litigation, and tax collection matters. In addition, our firm represents our clients’ interests before the United States Tax Court As an adjunct to our extensive tax practice, we also represent clients in probate matters.

Innovative, Value-Driven Advice

Our client focus has helped us nurture a wide array of business relationships for more than 30 years. Known for our balanced perspective, we add value to our relationships through our innovative, practical approaches to minimize tax liabilities on issues ranging from mergers and acquisitions, financing and investment fund transactions to complex tax planning. Many of these transactions cross borders, and some of the more notable matters are truly global in scope. Besides advising clients on stand-alone transactions, we serve as primary tax advisors to middle-market businesses and multinationals alike.


FEDERAL and STATE OF CALIFORNIA Income tax issues involving individuals, corporations, estates, trusts, exempt organizations; Estate taxes; Excise taxes; Sales taxes; Employment taxes The principals of this firm have testified as experts in both federal and state matters.

Tax Planning

These services entail, for instance, designing a transactional structure to accomplish the best tax result…

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Discussions are held with the client to understand the unique qualities of their family, and to create an estate plan…

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- Civil Tax Representatios. Civil Examination Representation…

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If our client owes a back tax liability to the Internal Revenue Service (or a state tax agency), which the client…

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in which we can reduce our client’s tax liability include: 1. Penalty Abatement – A client owing tax to the IRS frequently…

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The firm represents clients during examinations and appeals of the City of Los Angles business tax determinations…

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The firm represents clients in the Probate Court concerning the probate of an estate or trust.

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This firm works on a continuing consulting basis with accountants and other professionals. For instance, we…

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Prior to being admitted to the New York Bar, Mr. Laski had four years experience in public accounting, and five years experience with the Internal Revenue Service as an Internal Revenue Agent and Manager. After passing the New York Bar, Mr. Laski had eleven years experience with the Internal Revenue Service as an Estate and Gift Tax Attorney,…

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Kenneth G. Gordon

All who knew Ken Gordon – family, colleagues, friends, clients – were saddened when he passed away in January 2013. Mr. Gordon served as a senior trial attorney for District Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service for seven and one-half years. In that position, he was responsible for the resolution and/or trial of numerous and complex litigation matters,…

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Anthony E. Glass

Since being admitted to the bar, Mr. Glass has been in private practice, specializing in federal and state tax planning and controversy matters, and probate. In addition, Mr. Glass has taught business law at California State University, Northridge, and has taught business law for the CPA Review course formerly known as Becker CPA Review.

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Contact Us

Visit our office:

15233 Ventura Boulevard, Penthouse Suite 1, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Call us:

Office: (818) 788-5492 Fax: (818) 788-5499