Theresa Clardy LaFazia

Theresa Clardy

Theresa Clardy LaFazia focuses on domestic and international tax planning, international tax compliance and reporting, tax controversy, and litigation for talent, entertainment executives, high-net-worth individuals, and entrepreneurs. A significant portion of Theresa's practice is dedicated to helping clients resolve tax controversy and litigation matters with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). Theresa represents individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in all stages of tax disputes, including audits, administrative appeals, refund actions, collection disputes, and litigation in state and federal courts. 

Theresa served as an attorney-advisor to the Honorable Mark V. Holmes of the United States Tax Court in Washington, DC from 2010 to 2012. 




  • J.D. University of California, Los Angeles School of Law 2010
    • Senior managing editor, Women's Law Journal
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.A. magna cum laude University of Southern California 2005

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, California State Bar Association, Section of Taxation 
  • Member, Association of Tax Counsel


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Southern California, 2018, 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021 – 2024
  • Variety, New Leaders, 2023