Troy Van Dongen focuses his practice on the resolution of state and local tax (SALT) controversies through negotiation and litigation. He advises clients across the country in a variety of state and local tax matters, including income, franchise, sales, and use taxes, and he has a particularly strong background in property taxation.

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  • Secured appellate court victory upholding costs and attorney fee award following a trial court victory involving a property tax assessment*
  • Secured a substantial property tax refund in case involving legal and valuation issues related to the client’s biotech property*
  • Secured significant reduction in the assessed value of a major league ballpark before the local assessment appeals board*

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  • Chambers USA, 2012 – 2015, 2017 – 2021, Tax: State & Local
  • The Legal 500 US, 2019


  • American Bar Association’s Tax Section, member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco’s Tax Section, member
  • California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Director’s Advisory Council, member

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Golden Gate University School of Law, JD, 1998
San Francisco State University, BS, 1991, cum laude


Courts / Agencies
US District Court for the Central District of California

Troy M. Van Dongen

Insights & Events / Media

Practical Guidance / March 22, 2021

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / March 17 - 18

America / / February 9, 2021

Speaking Engagements / February 11-12, 2021

San Francisco, CA / McDermott Event / December 10, 2019

Palo Alto, CA / McDermott Event / November 8, 2019

San Francisco, CA / McDermott Event / November 7, 2019

San Francisco, CA / Speaking Engagements / October 27, 2018