Charles S. Kolstad


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.

Charles is recognized as a “key lawyer” by The Legal 500 US in 2021 and 2020 in the area of international tax.

Secrétaire Kathy White





New York 1980

California 1992

_’_NFTs: Collectibles or not?,’ Withers Insight - September 22, 2021, co-author

Are the DOJ and IRS Backpedaling on Considering Cryptocurrency as Property?,’ Accounting Today - September 1, 2021, author

Ramp Up Crypto Reporting Now, Say Tax Pros,’ Tax Notes - August 31st, 2021, quoted

Board of Directors, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

Withers talks: cryptocurrency | Ep 10 - perspectives on anti-money laundering (AML),’ Withers podcast - May 20, 2021, host



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