Assistant Chief Counsel, Business Entity Tax Bureau, California Franchise Tax Board
Roman received a Juris Doctorate from U.C. Davis School of Law in 2001 and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of San Diego in 2006. After four years of private practice, Roman joined the Franchise Tax Board in 2006. Roman is the Assistant Chief Counsel of the Business Entity Tax Bureau, which is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the provisions of the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law (other than those involving apportionment and administration) pertaining to business and pass-through entities. The Bureau also handles issues pertaining to abusive tax avoidance transactions, including penalties imposed in connection with an abusive tax avoidance transaction and requests for Chief Counsel penalty relief.