Charles S. Kolstad

Partner | Los Angeles

Charles is a partner in the private client, tax and corporate teams.

He focuses his practice on international tax, corporate, and partnership matters. He assists clients in tax and corporate planning relating to the acquisition, disposition and restructuring of businesses, corporations and partnerships both domestically and internationally. Charles frequently advises foreign individuals moving to the U.S. on pre-immigration, income, gift and estate tax planning opportunities. Charles also focuses his practice on the cannabis industry/cannabusiness, crypto assets and block chain technology, and tax issues related to initial coin offerings (ICOs).

In addition, he advises DJs, actors and actresses, musicians, songwriters, producers, directors and financers, both domestic and foreign, on a wide range of individual and corporate tax issues, specific to the entertainment industry. Charles has written several articles and given many presentations on entertainment tax issues.

He has advised over 200 clients with unreported foreign financial accounts, foreign trusts, and other foreign investments, on the filing of FBARs and other information returns, and whether participating in the IRS’s various offshore voluntary disclosure programs is appropriate. Charles has written and lectured on the extensive information reporting requirements for U.S. taxpayers with international business operations.

Charles has extensive experience in representing clients during audits by the IRS or the California Franchise Tax Board, as well as in front of the IRS Appeals Office or IRS Collection.

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Admissions

Publications

Memberships

Talks

New York 1980

California 1992

IRS enforcement efforts target taxes on cryptocurrency transactions,’ __ Accounting Today, September 9, 2019, co-author

‘Cryptocurrencies and the IRS: What you need to know,’ Withers Insight, August 06, 2019, co-author

Board of Directors, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

PrimeGlobal Annual Tax Conference: Intellectual Property & TCJA 2017: What do you do now?, January 12, 2020, presenter

Family Office Operations 2019: New Ideas, Large financial institution event, November 19, 2019, co-presenter

How IP Intersects with Employment, Estate and Bankruptcy Law, IP Without Borders: California Lawyers Association 44th Annual Intellectual Property Law Section Institute, November 18, 2019, co-presenter

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2019
Partner

2019

Los Angeles

1925 Century Park East,

Suite 400,

CA 90067

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