Optima Tax

Optima Tax

With over 30 Tax Attorneys and Enrolled Agents, Optima Tax Relief has resolved over a half billion in tax debt. As a nationwide tax resolution firm, Optima can help you anywhere. FREE Consultation: (800) 536-0734.

Firm Overview

Optima Tax Relief, LLC, provides full service tax resolution for almost any IRS or state tax issue and is fully accredited and A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau FREE Confidential Consultation: (800) 536-0734 TWO-PHASE APPROACH: Our two-phase approach provides consumers unparalleled clarity into their options to resolve tax issues. 1. INVESTIGATION First, you will receive a 100% free and confidential consultation with a Senior Tax Professional. Our Tax Professionals perform an extensive investigation into the specifics of your case to identify the best possible tax resolution strategy. During the Investigation Phase our Tax Professionals can take immediate action to stop aggressive tactics such as wage garnishments, bank levies or tax liens that the IRS will sometimes use to threaten taxpayers. 2. RESOLUTION We will develop a strategy to obtain the best possible resolution for each client's specific tax situation. Full Legal Compliance To bring you into full legal compliance with the IRS, our Tax Professionals will do all the work to gather and file all the necessary documents. We Build Your Case Our Tax Attorneys have the experience to secure the best possible deal from the IRS and they will meticulously build a case to support your resolution strategy. We Present Your Case to the IRS Finally, our Tax Attorneys present your case to the IRS and position you to receive the best attainable financial outcome.

Main Office

3100 S. Harbor Blvd.

Santa Ana CA 92704


(800) 536-0734



Optima offers full service, nationwide tax resolution for almost any IRS or state tax issue and the company's mission is to obtain the best possible result for each client's specific situation, providing a better financial future.

FREE Confidential Tax Consultation: Call (800) 536-0734 CUSTOMER CARE Every situation is unique, but our goal is always the same: to provide you with the best financial outcome allowed by law. Our staff will keep you informed and empowered throughout the entire process. Our passion and dedication to Customer Service is at the heart of our core values. Our Tax Professionals have resolved tax issues for thousands of clients. Optima has the experience to resolve almost any IRS problem. You will receive personalized care and personalized solutions crafted to fit your unique situation. OUR TAX EXPERTISE - Tax Liability Investigation and Resolution Proposal - Tax Preparation and Compliance - Tax Settlement and Negotiation SPECIFIC TAX RELIEF SERVICES - Offer in Compromise (OIC) - Penalty Abatement - Installment Agreement - Partial Pay Installment Agreement (PPIA) - Tax Lien Discharge - Tax Lien Subordination - Tax Lien Withdrawal - Wage Garnishment Release - Bank Levy Release - Innocent Spouse Relief - Currently Non-Collectible - Statute of Limitations - Collection Appeal - Administrative Appeal

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Our client-first ethos is reflected in the first line of their Core Values statement: "Aim for excellence. Every client. Every time. No exceptions. No excuses." The founders of Optima made it their mission to provide consumers with superior service and results.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Optima's co-founders, Harry Langenberg and Jesse Stockwell, are graduates of the Wharton School of Business and have been on a life-long mission to bringing transparency and unbeatable results to consumers in sectors where there seemed to be a lack of ethical or effective providers. This unwavering commitment to ethical and socially responsible business practices has been recognized by: The Better Business Bureau Which named Optima the 2017 Winner of the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. The Orange County Business Journal Which named Optima a "Civic 50" honoree.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Every decision we make must answer this question in the affirmative: "Does this help our clients?" We employ only tax attorneys and licensed tax professionals whose expertise is matched by their passion for helping people. That's how we been able to resolve over a half billion dollars in tax debts for our clients and led us to become the leading tax resolution firm. FREE Confidential Consultation: (800) 536-0734

Lead Tax Attorney: Philip Hwang

Optima Tax

Dedicated to delivering excellent representation and legal advice with regard to legal tax issues. Philip has a wide range of experience in tax law ranging from working at the South Brooklyn Low Income Tax Clinic to providing audit defense and international tax planning for multinational corporations.

Philip earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Hofstra University School of Law with a concentration in Taxation Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley.

He is admitted to practice law in California as a member of the California State Bar

Tax Attorney: Vince Gonzalez

Optima Tax

Vince attended Chapman University's Dale E. Fowler School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate Degree with an emphasis in tax.

He received CALI awards in both his Federal Income Tax and Constitutional Law II courses. He was also recognized as the Tax Law Emphasis Honor Graduate of the Class of 2015.

He is admitted to practice law in California as a member of the California State Bar and is also admitted to the Central District Court of California.

Vince is passionate about advocating on behalf of clients and is willing to go the extra mile in order to help resolve their tax problems.

Tax Attorney: Michael Wenkart

Optima Tax

Michael graduated from Chapman University with a B.S. in Business Administration as well as a J.D. and LL.M. in taxation from the University of San Diego.

He has experience in tax preparation, researching complex tax issues especially international tax issues including inversions.

As a member of the RO team at Optima, his focus now is assisting clients to navigate and defend against the aggressive collection tactics of the IRS's revenue officers.

Tax Attorney: Negar Taghilou Cox

Optima Tax

Along with her continued dedication to delivering the best
results to her clients, Negar brings with her multiple years of tax resolution experience dealing with Offers in Compromise, Collection Due Process Hearings, Appeals, and advance representation involving personal and business matters.

She earned her Bachelor degree in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Negar also has an LL.M degree in Taxation/International Taxation & Offshore Planning from Saint Thomas University School of Law.

She is admitted to practice before United States Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the State of Michigan.

Tax Attorney: Carlos Maggi

Optima Tax

Carlos leverages his extensive experience working with the IRS to get the best tax resolution possible for Optima clients, helping them get a fresh start and a relief from their tax debt burdens.

Carlos earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier Law School with a concentration in Business Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

He is admitted to practice law in California as a member of the California State Bar and is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Taxation Section) as well as the Beverly Hills Bar Association (Taxation Section).

Tax Attorney: Jenny Wei

Optima Tax

Jenny is passionate about helping businesses and individuals resolve their tax issues and takes pride in defending taxpayer rights.

She has a history of helping families in need with volunteer programs. She participated in the Low Income Tax Clinic and was an auditor for the State of California.

She holds a degree in Accounting, Business Administration, and in Psychology. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California.

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