Managing Tax and Bankruptcy Issues in Your COVID-19 Divorce



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Specialty Area:
Taxation Law
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Original Air Date:
July 22, 2020
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About the Program

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a source of financial distress and emotional stress. Tax and bankruptcy issues can add complexity to marriage dissolution proceedings. Especially now, during COVID-19, the increasing rise of tax and other personal debts can cause these matters to be even more overwhelming. It is critical to understand the interplay between tax, bankruptcy, and family law to properly navigate your client?s divorce proceeding.

Understanding how these areas of the law interact is critical to ensuring that your client is not left with a surprising and unmanageable mountain of debts during and/or after the close of their divorce proceeding.

This program will feature a seasoned tax attorney, a certified bankruptcy specialist, and a family law attorney discussing issues that overlap between these areas of law including innocent spouse, fraudulent conveyance, employment tax trust fund recovery penalty, international information reporting requirements, co-debtor stay & community property issues, breach of fiduciary duty and strategies for filing an offer in compromise versus filing for bankruptcy.

Meet the Speakers
Sanaz Sarah Bereliani


Bereliani Law Firm, APC

Sanaz Sarah Bereliani is a graduate of University of Southern California where she attended the Marshall School of Business and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus on real estate law and finance. Ms. Bereliani went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from Whittier College School of Law, with a focus on reorganization and bankruptcy. During law school, she worked as an invaluable law clerk to a prominent Superior Court of California Judge and was later offered an impressive externship at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Ms. Bereliani is a certified legal specialist in bankruptcy law and is admitted to practice law before all Superior and Federal Courts in the State of California, including the Southern District of California, Central District of California, Northern District of California, and Eastern District of California.

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Limor Mojdehiazad


Celebrity Legal Analyst Law Office of Limor Mojdehiazad, APC

Family Law Attorney Limor Mojdehiazad has provided analysis and commentary throughout the six week defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard providing her audience with the law and facts as presented each day. With over 180 million views on content related to the trial, Limor has amassed over 480,000 TikTok supporters, launched a podcast entitled “Love & Order,” and has been featured on Court TV, NBC, BBC1, i24, Insider, and other outlets including various podcasts discussing her views on the case and social media’s impact on the court of public opinion.

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Michele F.L. Weiss


Principal Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC

Michele Leichtman Weiss is a Principal at Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin. She has over 20 years of experience in tax controversy and litigation matters. Michele helps her clients resolve their civil and criminal tax matters. She represents her clients in all aspects of tax controversy, in examinations, appeals and collection matters, at the administrative level and in litigation with federal, state and local tax authorities including the IRS, FTB, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA), EDD, Board of Equalization, Office of Tax Appeals (OTA), the County Assessor and LA City Finance Office. Michele has expertise in many substantive and procedural tax issues including tax penalty abatement, conservation easement deductions, offshore disclosure matters, employment tax matters, sales tax audits, research and development credits, collection due process and non-profit matters. Michele handles property tax matters in all California counties including special assessments, escape assessments, change in ownership issues and property tax appeal representation.

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