Starkweather Tax Law, The David Starkwather Law Firm

Starkweather Tax Law, The David Starkwather Law Firm

Starkweather Tax Law is a law firm that specializes in tax issues for startups and small businesses. We also handle a IRS disputes, evaluating the tax consequences of Real Estate/investment transactions, and related issues like business formations.

Firm Overview

I offer free consultations on most issues.

The firm focuses on providing tax advice to small businesses and startups. Advice ranges from filing of corporate returns to planning how to structure transactions or sales. Issues that we deal with include Executive compensation and Equity incentives (including 83(b) advice, 409A and deferred compensation, Stock Option plans). We offer both compliance advice and advice on how to minimize your tax burden effectively. Additionally we are able to provide guidance on funding and issues related to the initial formation of your business.

Besides planning services, we offer help when you need it most. We have experience dealing with the IRS in situations ranging from back taxes to Employment tax issues. If you have trouble with the IRS, FTB or another taxing authority, we can provide you the help you need to resolve the dispute in the way that is most favorable and productive to you. Whether you are looking to settle, get on a payment plan, or submit an Offer in Compromise, we can guide you through the process and communicate with the taxation authority for you. We also can represent you in Tax Court if that is in your best interests.

Our fee structure is based on a flat fee approach for planning services and capped retainers for controversy work. A capped retainer means that your case will be given an hours estimate upfront with a corresponding retainer calculated at the firm's hourly rate. If your case takes more hours than the capped retained you will not be billed unless a substantially different issue outside the scope of the original agreement is at hand. This makes it more affordable and easier to plan for you.
Main Office

Main Office
1322 34th Ave
San Francisco  CA  94122

  • (415) 728-2230
Starkweather Tax Law provides small business and startup tax consulting and formation services. We focus on tax issues for small business but also provide services to individuals for tax issues.
We specialize in tax issues. Our focus is on tax issues for small businesses and startups but we also provide services for individuals. We provide an full spectrum of tax services, from corporate returns to representation before the IRS.

Executive Compensation/Equity Compensation: Startups commonly want to offer Stock Options or RSU's to their founders, key employees and other important investors in their company. Doing so, however, puts your company at risk of accidentally triggering unintended and sometimes severe tax consequences. We can help you navigate through the compliance issues for deferral issues under 409A and optimizing the characterization issues involved in vesting, under 83(a)&(b) and the IRS regulations.

David Starkweather

David Starkweather

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