Optima Tax Relief

Optima Tax Relief

Having resolved over a half billion in tax debt, Optima offers nationwide full service tax resolution for almost any IRS or state tax issue. FREE Consultation: (800) 536-0734.

Firm Overview

Optima Tax Relief, LLC, headquartered in Orange County, CA, is a nationwide tax resolution firm which provides assistance to those individuals struggling with unmanageable IRS or state tax burdens.

FREE Confidential Consultation: (800) 536-0734

The company's unique two-phase approach to tax relief is revolutionary in the industry and provides consumers unparalleled clarity into their options to resolve tax issues. Optima offers full service 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 by making their tax issues a thing of the past.

Fully Accredited and A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau
Optima currently employs over 400 professionals, including over 30 Tax Attorneys and Enrolled Agents.


Immediately upon calling Optima you will speak with a qualified Senior Tax Professional who will assess your best options. This consultation is 100% free and confidential.

Next, you can take your first step towards resolving your tax problem during the Investigation Phase. First, our Tax Professionals perform an extensive investigation into the specifics of your case. Armed with the details, they will identify the best possible tax resolution strategy.

Sometimes the IRS will use wage garnishments, bank levies or tax liens to threaten taxpayers. Our agents can take immediate action to stop these aggressive tactics during the Investigation.

Optima's Tax Attorneys have the experience to secure you the best possible deal from the IRS. You can rest assured that your case will get the expert attention that it deserves. Our team consists of over 30 licensed Expert Professionals on-staff and in-house.

1. First our agents gather and file all the necessary documents to bring you into full legal compliance with the IRS.

2. Next our Tax Experts meticulously build a case to support your resolution strategy.

3. 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


Having resolved over a half billion in tax debt, we can provide answers for clients impacted by garnishments, bank levies, liens and other challenges. Our agents can take immediate action to stop these aggressive tactics.

FREE Confidential Tax Consultation: Call (800) 536-0734

- Tax Liability Investigation and Resolution Proposal
- Tax Preparation and Compliance
- Tax Settlement and Negotiation

- 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

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.

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

At the time of Optima's founding in 2011, the tax resolution industry was in chaos. Several of the largest companies had recently failed due to bad, and in some cases, unscrupulous business practices.

The founders of Optima made it their mission to provide consumers with superior service and results.

This 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."

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?

We employ only tax attorneys and licensed tax professionals whose expertise is matched by their passion for helping people.

Every decision we make must answer this question in the affirmative: "Does this help our clients?"

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 Relief

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: Michael Wenkart

Optima Tax Relief

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 Relief

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 Relief

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: Vince Gonzalez

Optima Tax Relief

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: Jenny Wei

Optima Tax Relief

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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