Charles S. Kolstad
Partner | Los Angeles Greenwich
Secretary Kathy White
Charles is a partner in the private client, tax and corporate teams.
*Admitted in California and New York only. Currently not admitted in Connecticut.
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), initial DEX offerings (IDOs) and initial exchange offerings (IEOs).
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.
Charles is recognized as a “key lawyer” by The Legal 500 US in 2021 and 2020 in the area of international tax.
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