ATTORNEYS AT LAW
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
In the Matter of the Consolidated Appeals of Hua Qing Enterprises LLC and S. Lau, 2021-OTA-023 (Nov. 18, 2020). Represented FTB in a like-kind exchange case where the central issue was whether the replacement property was held for investment as required under Internal Revenue Code Section 1031
In the Matter of the Appeal of Mark J. and Lynette A. Morosky, 2019-OTA-312P (Oct. 18, 2019). Represented FTB in a precedential decision relating to a taxpayer’s entitlement to state tax credits for taxes paid to Virginia.
In the Matter of the Appeal of Scott L. Shafer, 2019-OTA-232 (July 26, 2019). Represented FTB on appeal through briefing and oral argument in a controversy case involving the treatment of partnership liabilities relieved in an involuntary conversion under Internal Revenue Code Section 1033.