Carolyn Lee focuses her practice on complex tax controversy and tax litigation. She has represented clients in the US Tax Court and US District Courts. Carolyn also represents clients during Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits, IRS administrative appeals, collections negotiations, and similar state tax proceedings.
Golden Gate University School of Law, 2008, LL.M., Taxation
Golden Gate University School of Law, 2006, J.D.
University of Nebraska, M.A., Community Education & Program Planning
University of Nebraska, B.A.
US Tax Court
US District Court for the Northern District of California
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Tax, Law360 (2017)
Listed, Super Lawyers Rising Star for Tax (2016–2017)
Recipient, Justice & Diversity Center Outstanding Volunteer Award (2010–present)
The Bar Association of San Francisco, Barrister of the Year (2014)
Certified Specialist, Taxation, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Member, The State Bar of California: Taxation Section, Tax Procedures and Litigation Committee; Incoming chair (2017); Vice-chair (2015–2016); Secretary (2014–2015); Editor, California Journal of Tax Litigation (2013–2014)
California Young Tax Lawyers (CYTL), officer, co-chair of 2015 and 2016 CYTL Annual Meeting
Bay Area Young Tax Lawyers (BAYTL) Executive Committee and CLE program organizer (2008–present)
Member, The Bar Association of San Francisco: Justice & Diversity Center Board member (2014–2016 term); Finance Committee (2014, 2016); Individual Giving Committee (2015, 2016); mock trial scorer (2013–present); Barristers Board, member (2011–2012); Vice President (2012); Taxation Section, member, Executive Committee (2013–present); Barristers Taxation Section (2009–present), section vice-chair (2009), co-chair (2010); Solo & Small Firm Section, co-chair (2015, 2016)
San Francisco Tax Club, member (2015–present)
Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University School of Law, LLM Tax program – Professional Responsibility for Tax Practitioners (2012, 2013); Federal Tax Procedure (2014–present)