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Murrieta Bankruptcy & Tax Litigation Lawyers

Aggressive Bankruptcy & Tax Counsel in Orange County, Riverside County & the Surrounding Areas

If your company is dealing with back taxes or overwhelming debt, Messina & Hankin can provide the skilled legal counsel you need. Our Murrieta bankruptcy and tax litigation attorneys serve businesses throughout Orange County, Riverside County, and the surrounding areas in these challenging, complex proceedings. We take advantage of our diverse experience in business law and real estate, not to mention finance and taxes, to deliver comprehensive and aggressive legal representation. There are two convenient offices, in Murrieta and Newport Beach, to better serve your needs.

Founding attorney Theodore M. (“Ted”) Hankin, and Of Counsel attorney Evan L. Smith, are uniquely qualified to handle bankruptcy and tax proceedings. They each have over 35 years of legal experience in taxation and handling complex business matters, complemented by their backgrounds in public accounting: Ted as both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and attorney, and Evan as a tax, insolvency, and bankruptcy attorney. They and the rest of our team can protect your interests in proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and in Bankruptcy Court. Each of our attorneys has over 25 years of legal experience and they are widely known as experts in their fields.

Find out how Messina & Hankin can address your bankruptcy and tax litigation needs. Call (951) 363-2134 for a free consultation.

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 bankruptcy offers businesses a way to reorganize and discharge debt while continuing operations.

These are complicated matters, however, and we highly recommend working with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy lawyer who can:

  • File your Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition;
  • Help you develop a feasible reorganization plan;
  • Assist you in filing regular reports with the bankruptcy court; and
  • Counter any creditor claims or tax-related disputes.

Tax Litigation and Bankruptcy

If you are considering or have already filed for bankruptcy protection, it is important to understand what impact this may have on taxes.

Bankruptcy courts have jurisdiction over state and federal tax disputes and the power to determine:

  • The amount and validity of any taxes
  • Any fines or penalties associated with these taxes

When it comes to bankruptcy and taxes, you need an aggressive litigator to defend your rights. Our attorneys can properly present your case and work to seek a resolution in your favor.

Contact us at (951) 363-2134 to learn more about our services and how we can help.

Messina & Hankin Will Champion Your Case

What Sets Our Team Apart from Other Firms
  • 150 Years
    of Experience

    Each of our attorneys have been practicing law for 25 years or more.

  • Well-Rounded

    Our lead attorneys are a licensed CPA and former real estate broker.

  • Collaborative

    Attorneys work together on cases, without double-billing our clientele.

  • Recognized in
    the Community

    Our firm has been featured in publications across Southern CA.