Ronson “Ronnie” Shamoun is a tax controversy attorney with over twenty years of tax experience including thirteen years in legal practice. Mr. Shamoun has helped thousands of clients find solutions to their civil and criminal tax matters.
He has been honored by many different organizations for a variety of awards over the past few years, most recently he was recognized as a 2017 University of San Diego School of Law Distinguished Alumni.
This prestigious designation is the highest honor bestowed upon alumni and only 77 people have received this designation since the awards inception in 1977. In addition, Mr. Shamoun was named a 2017 Best of the Bar by the San Diego Business Journal and a 2017 Top Lawyer by San Diego Magazine.
Additionally, in 2016 he was honored as a Best Attorney by San Diego Metro Magazine, by the San Diego Business Journal as Best of the Bar, and as a Top Lawyer by San Diego Magazine. Mr. Shamoun’s practice involves federal and state taxation with an emphasis in criminal tax defense, tax controversy, real estate, corporate law, and estate planning.
Mr. Shamoun has extensive experience in representing individuals and businesses before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), the California Employment Development Department (EDD), and the California State Board of Equalization (SBOE).
The size of the individual amounts in controversy that Mr. Shamoun has either settled or litigated with the IRS and state tax agencies have ranged from a few thousand dollars to over $300 million dollars in other cases.
Mr. Shamoun has also successfully defended numerous clients against criminal prosecutions by the federal government and the State of California. Mr. Shamoun has also successfully defended numerous clients against criminal prosecutions by the federal government and the State of California.
He has experience in the defense of white-collar crimes, IRS whistleblower cases, money laundering, bank secrecy violations, securities fraud, insider trading, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, public corruption, financial institution fraud, and more.
Outside of his law practice, Mr. Shamoun is an active member of the local community. He teaches a Tax Practices and Penalties class at the University of San Diego, School of Law. The class is a required course in the Master of Laws in Taxation Degree.
He is also the owner a convenience store (Newport Quik Stop), and a drive-through coffee/juice bar (Café Bella). Additionally, Mr. Shamoun, through his sizable portfolio of commercial real estate and business investments, has developed a keen sensibility to the legal needs of business owners and investors alike.
He is able to provide practical legal advice to individuals seeking tax and business services, or persons considering business or real estate transactions.
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