Veronica I. Long

Veronica I. Long

Veronica works with clients on all types of tax issues, and has particular expertise in real estate tax planning and tax controversy.  Prior to joining Boutin Jones, Veronica gained significant experience in California and federal tax law and in resolution of tax controversies while working in the legal department of the Franchise Tax Board where she served in the General Tax Bureau and Settlement Bureaus.  Veronica’s knowledge of the tax law and governmental policies and procedures benefits clients dealing with audits, tax appeals, and tax settlements, but also provides insight in planning and documenting tax sensitive transactions.  Her knowledge and experience makes her a strong advocate in tax controversy matters.  Veronica is also active and engaged in cutting-edge tax issues as the Editor-in-Chief of California Tax Lawyer and serving on the Executive Committee of the CLA Taxation Section.

“From my first tax class, I was sold on the practice of tax law. I love getting involved in new projects, understanding the long-term goals, and structuring for the right fit.”

Outside of work, I love being active by cycling on the American River trail, swimming, and fencing with the Davis Fencing Club.


My practice spans a very wide range of complex tax issues. I’ve successfully represented the Franchise Tax Board in numerous appeals concerning the taxation of real estate transactions, and successfully negotiated many tax settlements including like-kind exchanges and partnership allocations.


Honors and Affiliations

Editor-in-Chief, California Tax Lawyer, 2020-Present

Member, Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association, Taxation Section, 2018-Present

Chair, Income and Other Taxes Committee, California Lawyers Association, Taxation Section, 2017

Delegate, California State Bar, Taxation Section, Washington D.C. Delegation, 2016

Roger J. Traynor Honor Society

Judicial Extern, Hon. Michael McManus, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District, 2013


Adjunct Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law, Lawyering Process, 2022