Attorneys


Professional Summary

Eric D. Swenson represents corporations, partnerships, nonprofits and individuals in federal, state and local tax disputes including audits, appeals and litigation before several tax agencies. Eric’s practice focuses on tax controversy and business transactions. He has extensive experience structuring and planning corporate mergers and acquisitions including tax-free organizations, debt and equity restructuring, litigation settlements, employment and executive compensation. Eric is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.

Recognitions

  • "Top Lawyers,” San Diego Magazine, 2013 - 2015.
  • V. Judson Klein Award for Tax Excellence – 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating
  • San Diego Business Journal Best of the Bar – 2015
  • Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers – 2012-2015

Community

  • The State Bar of California – Co Chair International Tax Committee, Past Chair Income and Committee, Past Member Taxation Section Executive Committee
  • Pacific Beach Community Foundation – Past Director, Past President
  • San Diego County Bar Association – Past Taxation Section Chair
  • University of San Diego School of Law – Past Adjunct Professor – LLM Program

Education

  • LL.M. (Taxation), University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD, Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • BS (Accounting), Millikin University

News Coverage

  • “Procopio's Swenson to receive State Bar award for tax practice,” The Daily Transcript, September 16, 2014.

Seminars

  • Moderator “International Tax Audit & Appeals Including Statute of Limitations in the International Context,” 2015 California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference, November 6, 2015.
  • Moderator “Foreign Targets: IRS International Criminal Investigations: FIFA,” USD Procopio International Tax Institute, October 23, 2015.
  • Co-Presenter. “OVDP and FATCA Update: The Nuts and Bolts of Streamlined Filing and Proving Non-Willfulness,” University of San Diego, School of Law, June 25, 2015
  • “A Dozen Tax Issues Every Business Attorney Must Understand,” Procopio Business and Technology Team, San Diego, CA, December 18, 2014.
  • Moderator. "Recent Developments in International Criminal Tax," USD Procopio International Tax Institute, October 31, 2014.
  • Moderator. "International Tax Audits & International Tax Appeals," USD Procopio International Tax Institute, October 30, 2014.
  • “Money for Lunch Talk Show,” BlogTalkRadio, September 25, 2014.
  • “OVDP and FATCA update: The Ever Changing Issues of International Tax Compliance,” University of San Diego, School of Law, June 26, 2014
  • “How to Survive an Audit or Difficult Tax Controversy; What to Expect When the Tax Authorities Come Knocking,” San Diego CPA Education Association,” May 13, 2014.
  • “Personal Tax Issues and Strategies,” FEI San Diego, San Diego, CA, January 23, 2014.
  • “FATCA, OVDI, and More…,” 17th Annual San Diego Tax and Accounting Institute, San Diego, CA, November 22, 2013.
  • Moderator. “Starting the Race Against the Tax Authority in the International Tax World – Statute of Limitations & Lack of Filings,” USD School of Law-Procopio International Tax Institute, San Diego, CA, October 2013.
  • “2013 Tax Update,” Business Sections of the San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego, CA, July 25, 2013.
  • “Tax Considerations for Small Business Owners,” Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego County and the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego: Small Business Legal Symposium, March 9, 2013.

Publications