Charles K. Kolstad

Charles Kolstad focuses his practice on international tax, corporate, and partnership matters. He assists clients in tax and corporate planning relating to the acquisition, disposition and restructuring of businesses, corporations and partnerships both domestically and internationally. Charles also advises foreign individuals moving to the U.S. on pre-immigration, income, gift and estate tax planning opportunities.

In addition, he advises actors and actresses, musicians, songwriters, producers, directors and financers, both domestic and foreign, on a wide range of individual and corporate tax issues, specific to the entertainment industry. Charles has written several articles and given many presentations on entertainment tax issues.

He has advised over 130 clients with unreported foreign financial accounts, foreign trusts, and other foreign investments, on the filing of FBARs and other information returns, and whether participating in the IRS’s various offshore voluntary disclosure programs is appropriate. Charles has written and lectured on the extensive information reporting requirements for U.S. taxpayers with international business operations.

In addition, Charles has extensive experience in representing clients during audits by the IRS or the California Franchise Tax Board, as well as in front of the IRS Appeals Office or IRS Collection.

Mr. Kolstad was formerly Senior Counsel in the Business & Tax Group at Reish, Luftman, Reicher & Cohen. Previously, he was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand; Brand Farrar Dziubla Freilich & Kolstad; and Ernst & Young, LLP.

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Areas of Practice 1) Tax and Wealth Planning, 2) Tax Controversies and Litigation, 3) Corporate, 4) International Tax, 5) Business Transactions Tax, 6) Financial Services Investigations and Enforcement, 7) Conducting and Responding to Investigations and 8) Enforcement
Law School Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1979)
Education University of Villanova (B.S.,1975)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
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