BARNES LAW, LLP

Based in Los Angeles, but with clients from New York to Paris, from Monaco to Miami, from Amsterdam to Anchorage, Barnes Law focuses on business representation, high stakes civil litigation, must-win criminal defense, and first amendment advocacy.

I know if I was in trouble, this is the guy I’d hire.
— Smerconish, CNN Analyst

BUSINESS LAW

Many business owners stand at the end of a cliff – where one economic turn, one lawsuit or one disloyal partner or employee can destroy their entire life’s work. In many cases, the right business attorney makes the difference. A badly worded contract can empty a business before … 

IRS INVESTIGATION

The knock on the door. The letter in the mail. The summons to appear. The subpoena to the grand jury. Are you facing an IRS criminal investigation? You can find out now by filing a form that most people do not know about (call (213) 330-3341 to get a copy.) If you are, do you have… 


PRIVATE BANKING

In a financially unstable world with unpredictable governments, your choice of public or private bank can make the difference between protecting your life savings — or losing it all overnight. Do you need a bank that will safeguard your assets? Do you need a bank that will protect your privacy?… 

CIVIL RIGHTS WINS

It’s not just your rights to property, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that are too often under attack from prying eyes and puritanical prosecutors. Your fundamental rights to freedom of speech, to circulate petitions, access to the ballot and to partake in the public process remain under constant assault… 


ASSET RECOVERY

Robert Barnes helps clients with asset recovery because — other than the experience of being convicted in court for tax evasion or another federal crime and losing your life savings to the IRS —there is no worse experience than realizing you’ve lost everything to fraud. Especially if the fraud was… 

BALLOT ACCESS

America’s two-party system has kept itself in power by enacting a byzantine web of election laws and regulations at the state level that are designed to prevent ballot access for third-party candidates and their supporters, effectively preventing them from ever having their voices become a part of the larger national debate…. 


CRIMINAL TAX ATTORNEY

“The IRS brags it wins 90 percent of the time against the typical attorney. That is true — but not against Robert Barnes. Barnes has the highest known acquittal rate against the IRS and is known nationally for engineering the IRS’ most embarrassing defeats including Wesley Snipes’ acquittal on all felony… 

FREE SPEECH

You have the right to speak out, to express yourself, to associate, and to assemble. There are also freedoms read into the First Amendment, and the greater Constitution, that are not explicitly found in the document… 


TAXES

What if you aren’t currently under an IRS Criminal Investigation but are simply being audited or defending yourself against the IRS in tax court? Would you prefer that the IRS never open a criminal investigation against you in the first place? Can a defense against the IRS during an audit… 

 

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