Chandara Diep is a partner, and has been with RJS LAW from its transition from a solo practitioner into a full-service law firm. Ms. Diep handles collection cases with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Franchise Tax Board (FTB), State Board of Equalization (SBOE) and the Employment Development Department (EDD). She obtained her paralegal certificate from the University of San Diego and completed her training at a local law firm in San Diego where she researched laws related to corporations and corporate tax legislation. As a paralegal at RJS LAW, Ms. Diep handled the case management for her firm and assisted with hundreds of civil tax controversy cases involving the federal and state government, including audits, installment agreements, offers in compromise and penalty abatements. Ms. Diep specializes in federal and state tax controversy, international tax and landlord/tenant disputes.
Ms. Diep received her Master of Law in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law. While at USD she worked with the Federal Income Tax Clinic for several years, where she helps low-income individuals resolve their tax problems. She also earned her Juris Doctorate from the California Western School of Law, where she focused her studies on tax controversy and corporate law. Ms. Diep also completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California San Diego in Political Science and Law and Society. Ms. Diep devotes a great portion of her time to pro bono work, volunteering at organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Cambodian Buddhist Society and participating in National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) events. She is a member of the New Lawyers Division (NLD) in San Diego as well as Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD).