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Allison Soares, J.D./MBA


Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy


Ms. Soares is a Partner at Vanst Law LLP, where she provides information to clients regarding avoidance or resolution of tax problems with federal, state, and local taxing authorities. She has represented hundreds of individuals and entities before the Internal Revenue Services (IRS), Franchise Tax Board (FTB), Employment Development Department (EDD), and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA). In addition to having a J.D. and Master of Laws in Taxation, Ms. Soares has an MBA in Forensic Accounting. Ms. Soares enjoys advising clients on an array of complex business transactions and has an in-depth knowledge of corporate, contract, and tax law.

Ms. Soares was named Best of the Bar by the San Diego Business Journal in 2015, 2016 and 2017. She was also named a Top Lawyer by the San Diego Magazine for 2018 and 2019, as well as a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent: Highest Excellence in Legal Ability and Ethical Practice for 2018-2021. In 2021, Ms. Soares was selected as a highly coveted Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters.

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