Bradley R. Marsh

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San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
    Contact InfoTelephone: 415.655.1252
    Fax: 415.707.2010
    University California State University, Northridge, B.A., English, with honors, 2000
    Law SchoolUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2003 Listed, Hastings College of Law's "Generation Now", Tax Concentration Certificate
    Admitted2003, California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. Tax Court
    Memberships State Bar of California (Member, Taxation Section; Chair Elect, Executive Committee; Past Chair, State and Local Tax Committee; Past Chair, Young Tax Lawyers Committee).
    BornFurth, Germany, September 3, 1975

    Bradley R. Marsh focuses his practice on tax controversy matters, including payroll, property, business license, employment, franchise, parcel, district, sales, documentary transfer, transient occupancy, utility user, income, parking, gift and estate taxes. Brad is experienced representing clients in audits, litigation, administrative hearings, analyzing transactions and business models, and providing legislative solutions.

    Areas of Concentration

    · State and local tax

    · Real estate purchase and sale

    · Government relations

    · Tax transactional

    Professional & Community Involvement

    · Member, California State Bar Association, Taxation Section
    - Chair Elect, Executive Committee
    - Past Chair, State and Local Tax Committee
    - Past Chair, Young Tax Lawyers Committee

    · Eagle Lodge West Conference, 2005, 2007-2013

    · Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University, Tax LL.M. Program

    · City Councilman, Larkspur, CA

    Awards & Recognition

    · Listed, The Recorder, "Lawyers on the Fast Track," 2013

    · Listed, Law & Politics magazine, "Rising Star," 2005-2007, 2011-2013

    · Listed, "Notable Newcomer," LexisNexis, 2009

    Publications & Presentations

    Articles, Lectures & Publications


    · Quoted, "Not All School Parcel Taxes Are Legal," The San Francisco Chronicle, June 6, 2013

    · Quoted, "Q&A on Tax Preparers, Property Tax, IRAs," The San Francisco Chronicle, February 6, 2013

    · Quoted, "Clearing up Questions on Fiscal Cliff," The San Francisco Chronicle, November 21, 2012

    · Quoted, "How to Transfer Property Tax from Old Home to New," The San Francisco Chronicle, June 19, 2012

    · Quoted, Time for Taxes Means Time for Questions," The San Francisco Chronicle, February 7, 2012

    · Quoted, "Yuri Milner Buys $100 Million Los Altos Home," The San Francisco Chronicle, March 31, 2011

    · Quoted, "Readers Want Reassessment Details," The San Francisco Chronicle, April 6, 2008

    · Author, "California Residency for Income Tax Purposes - You Can Check Out Anytime You Like, But You Can Never Leave," Lexis Federal Tax Journal, March 2013

    · Co-Author, "Penalties for Failure to Report Changes in Ownership for Property Tax Purposes," The California Real Property Journal, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2012

    · Co-Author, "Trends in the Property Tax Valuation of Commercial Outdoor Advertising Structures," Journal of Property Tax Assessment and Administration, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2004


    · Speaker, "The ABCs of Property Tax Assessments and Appeals," The State Bar of California Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA, October 12, 2013

    · Speaker, "Property Tax Assessment Appeals," CalCPA, September 5, 2013

    · Speaker, "OMG - The Assessor Got Me!" 21st Annual Estate and Gift Tax Conference, March 1, 2013

    · Speaker, "San Francisco Taxation Scheme Update 2013," Bar Association of San Francisco, February 13, 2013

    · Speaker, "'Other' State Taxes - What's Trending Now," California Tax Policy Conference, November 3, 2012

    · Speaker, "Up in the Sky! Cloud Computing From a State Tax Perspective," California Tax Policy Conference, November 3, 2011

    · Speaker, "Federal and State Income Tax Controversies - Tax Talk with The Federal Guy and the State Guy: How to Handle an Income Tax Dispute," Barristers Club of San Francisco, October 25, 2011

    · Speaker, "The Tween Years: How to Handle Growing Pains from Young Tax Lawyer to Seasoned Practitioner," Bay Area Young Tax Lawyers, October 11, 2011

    · Speaker, "California Local Property Taxation and Appeals," CalCPA, September 1, 2011

    · Speaker, "California's New Economic Nexus Standard: How Much is Too Much?" Bar Association of San Francisco, August 25, 2011

    · Speaker, "California Property Taxes - Change of Ownership (Including When to Report Entity Changes of Ownership to the BOE)," Income Tax Seminar, June 17, 2011

    · Speaker, "California Residency and the Franchise Tax Board - A Primer," California State Bar Association, Cyber-Institute, January 6, 2011

    · Speaker, "Property Taxation and Appeals, Primer and Best Practices," Santa Clara County Bar Association, October 26, 2010

    · Speaker, "California Residency Rules - A Primer and Recent Developments," Annual Income Tax Seminar, California State Bar Association, June 18, 2010

    · Speaker, "The Anatomy of a Property Tax Assessment Appeal," California Tax Bars & California Tax Policy Conference, The State Bar of California, November 13, 2009

    · Speaker, "California Regulatory and Administrative Changes: A Year in Review," California Tax Policy Conference, California State Bar Association, November 2008

    · Speaker, "California Property Taxation: Changes in Ownership," Annual Income/Other Tax Seminar, California State Bar Association, June 2008

    · Speaker, "California Property Tax Update," Tax Executives Institute, December 2007

    · Speaker, "California Property Taxation: Changes in Ownership," East Bay Tax Club, October 2007

    · Speaker, "Property Tax for Estate Planners," California Bench Bar Biannual Conference, September 2007

    · Speaker, "Property Tax for California Registered Domestic Partners," Annual Income/Other Tax Seminar, California State Bar Association, June 2007

    · Speaker, "Ethical Considerations for Tax Practitioners," California State Bar Association, Annual Tax Meeting, November 2006

    · Speaker, "Hot Topics in Sales and Property Tax," California State Bar Association's Annual Meeting, October 2006

    · Speaker, "Split Roll Property Tax," Valley Industry and Commerce Association, January 2004


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    California Residency Rules Ensnare Unwary Taxpayers
    Jeremiah Coder,G. Michelle Ferreira,Courtney A. Hopley,Bradley R. Marsh,Alejandro Ruiz, February 7, 2014
    California’s reputation as hard-nosed when it comes to finding ways to creatively assert tax liability is well-justified. Nonresidents frequently find themselves in the California Franchise Tax Board’s (FTB) cross-hairs as susceptible targets for asserted tax liability based on a long...

    San Francisco Gross Receipts Tax
    G. Michelle Ferreira,Marvin A. Kirsner,Bradley R. Marsh,Alejandro Ruiz, January 17, 2014
    In November 2012, San Francisco voters passed Proposition E, The Gross Receipts Tax and Business Registration Fees Ordinance (the Gross Receipts Tax). The changes went into effect on January 1, 2014, and it is important to be aware of the new tax and how it will affect your business. The measure is...

    FTB Unable to Assess Enhanced Promoter Penalties Prior to 2004
    Jeremiah Coder,G. Michelle Ferreira,Bradley R. Marsh, December 11, 2013
    In a sharp rebuke, the California Court of Appeals recently rejected an interpretation by the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) that it could apply a 2003 law that increased the penalty for promoting an abusive tax shelter to periods prior to the effective date of the law. The decision involved California...

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    Bradley R. Marsh

    4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 3000
    San FranciscoCA 94111-5983


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