Edward M. Robbins, Jr. has been a principal with the Hochman Salkin Toscher & Perez, P.C., a tax boutique law firm in Beverly Hills, California since 2004. Before entering private practice, Mr. Robbins was an Assistant United States Attorney with the Central District of California, Tax Division. Mr. Robbins left the government after ten years serving as the Chief of the Tax Division, six years as Assistant Division Chief, nine years as Assistant United States Attorney, and 4 years as a District Counsel attorney with the IRS Chief Counsel office in Los Angeles. As Chief of the Tax Division, Mr. Robbins supervised the lawyers in the Tax Division and handled a full caseload specializing in complex, civil and criminal tax litigation.
Mr. Robbins has a well-deserved reputation as a leading member of the civil and criminal tax bar in the United States as the result of extensive experience representing both the United States of America and taxpayers. Mr. Robbins’ credentials include extensive experience in conducting dozens of complex financial investigations as the result of his career as Assistant United States Attorney. His experience includes numerous grand jury investigations and civil administrative investigations for the United States. These investigations concerned individuals, business enterprises, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.
As a nationally recognized tax professional, Mr. Robbins is often called upon to participate in programs dealing with civil and criminal tax practice, procedure, controversy and litigation matters, before government agencies and professional organizations. He is the co-author of PLI’s two volume tax treatise, IRS Practice and Procedure Desktop. Mr. Robbins has also been honored to serve as an adjunct law professor with Loyola Law School and Golden Gate University School of Law. He has written, lectured and taught legal topics on U.S. tax procedure. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Tax Section, California State Bar’s Taxation Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Taxation Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section and American College of Tax Counsel. Mr. Robbins received numerous awards from the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation and the IRS Chief Counsel. Mr. Robbins was a regular Trial Instructor at the Attorney\ General’s Advocacy Institute from 1988 to 2004.