Elana is an enrolled agent and tax return practioner. Elana represents a wide range of clients in tax examinations at all levels through the administrative tax appeal process. She analyses and evaluates financial data to assist attorneys in their representation of clients involving civil and criminal matters. Since retiring from the IRS, Elana has been successful in resolving tax examinations and negotiating settlements at the appeals level.
Elana has twenty years of IRS experience behind her expertise that began with the Office of International Operations as a research assistant followed by IRS Tax Auditor, IRS Field Agent and Appeals Officer in the Los Angeles District. As an Internal Revenue Agent she was selected to collaborate with the Department of Justice, U.S. Tax Litigation Division on the tax shelter promoters program. Elana conducted field examinations of corporations, partnerships and complex individual.examinations. As an Appeals Officer, Elana assessed and evaluated the government's case and negotiated settlements based upon the hazards of litigation.
Elana is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and the California Society of Enrolled Agents.
Elana attended the University of Iowa for undergraduate studies and UCLA and California State University for business and accounting studies.