Trial court litigation in the Tax Court, federal district courts and California Superior Courts is subject to review in the federal or California courts of appeal. Both trial court wins and losses can be appealed by the losing party. Appellate litigation requires exceptional organizational, writing and arguing skills to provide the best opportunity for an ultimately favorable outcome.
Appeals in tax cases are actually quite rare. Steve is one of the most prolific civil appellate litigators in California. He typically has from one to three cases pending in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals at any time. These cases have frequently established legal precedent on important substantive and procedural issues. This wealth of appellate experience is unequalled in almost any other firm.