Press Room

July 06, 2018

Michael Vigil Joins Andersen Tax in California as a SALT Director

Andersen Tax announces the addition of Michael Vigil as a Director with the San Francisco office, joining the firm’s State and Local Tax practice. Michael has over 19 years of experience in California and federal tax law with a focus on California tax controversy. Based in Sacramento, Michael will be at the epicenter of California tax administration.

Prior to joining Andersen Tax, Michael spent almost eight years with the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and over a year as the FTB Liaison to the Board of Equalization Chair and Member of the FTB. He was also a Senior Tax Counsel in FTB’s Multistate, Tax Shelter and Technical Resources Bureaus. Additionally, he has provided California tax controversy representation to Fortune 1000 clients while with several other Big Four firms.

Michael’s experience includes representing clients and the FTB in administrative hearings involving income/franchise, property, and sales & use tax issues; performing and directing legal research; and researching, drafting and finalizing opinions, pleadings, rulings, regulations, and other legal memoranda.

“Andersen Tax represents a variety of clients in California tax matters. Whether a personal residency review, a corporate tax protest, or a sales and use tax settlement, Michael adds significant experience and skill,” said Eric Anderson, Managing Director in Andersen Tax’s State and Local Tax Group. “Michael’s location in Sacramento and connections with California tax agencies greatly enhance the value Andersen Tax brings to California controversy.”

“Michael is a strategic new resource and an important addition to our San Francisco SALT team,” said Frank Cassidy, Office Managing Director for San Francisco. “His expertise and his experience in California tax controversy make him an asset to our clients and our firm.”

In regards to joining Andersen Tax, Michael added, “The new California Office of Tax Appeals is a game-changer for resolving California tax disputes. I look forward to working with the Andersen Tax state and local tax team taking issues to OTA and offering my counsel in a broader range of tax controversies.”

Michael received his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Loyola Marymount University, and Juris Doctor and Masters in Taxation from the University of San Diego, School of Law. He is also a retired U.S. Navy Captain, having served a combined 26 years in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve.