Experienced Tax Professionals to Resolve Your Problem US Tax Shield provides our clients with outstanding tax professionals. Our seasoned attorneys and enrolled agents have years of tax resolution experience helping thousands of clients – individuals, sole proprietors, partnerships, and corporations – solve their IRS and state tax liability problems. Areas of expertise include:

Meet Our Team of Experts

Staff 2015 Tax Professionals

IMG 1023 300x214 Tax ProfessionalsTerri A. Turner, Tax Attorney

Terri is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law where she earned a JD/MBA. Prior to law school, Terri graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual major in Business Economics and Marketing and a minor in Communication.

Since graduation from law school, Terri has spent her professional career specializing in tax resolution. Terri’s goal is to help taxpayers not only resolve their tax debt, but also work with them to make the necessary adjustments to keep it from happening again. Terri is a member of the California State Bar and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

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Annie Arakelian, Tax Attorney

Annie is a graduate of the University of Baltimore, School of Law, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minors in both Economics and Business Administration.

Annie is compassionate and takes pride in her ability to guide her clients through the difficult process to ensure understanding of all phases of resolution. She is a member of the California State Bar and has worked with organizations such as VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) that provides free services to low income taxpayers and the Homeless Representation Project. Her caring demeanor and desire to succeed in all aspects of life make her a great fit for our company.

IMG 1029 300x214 Tax ProfessionalsNnennaya Anyiwo, Tax Attorney

Nnennaya is a graduate of the University Of Richmond School Of Law. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Before beginning her career in tax resolution, Nnennaya worked as an intern at an estate planning firm and worked as a law clerk with the Internal Revenue Service. As a Tax Attorney with US Tax Shield, Nnennaya’s goal is to help taxpayers resolve their tax debt and prevent future tax issues. Nnennaya is a member of the California State Bar.

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Kirsten Brown, Tax Attorney

Kirsten is a graduate of Southwestern Law School, located in Los Angeles, California. Kirsten received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Merced with a dual major in Economics and Management respectively, and minor in Art.

Prior to Kirsten’s move to US Tax Shield she externed for the U. S. Attorney’s Office Department of Justice—Tax Division. She also participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for three years and prepared hundreds of returns for low income families and individuals. Kirsten intends to use her tax knowledge to assist taxpayers, resolve their tax debt problems, and inform them of ways to avoid future tax delinquencies.

Kirsten cares about her clients and will help guide her clients through this difficult and stressful process. She is a member of the California State Bar, the U.S. District Court – Central District of California.


Emmanor Rigonan, Tax AttorneyEmmanor IMG 7004 Tax Professionals

Emmanor is a graduate of Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California. Prior to law school, Emmanor worked as an accountant for several years. She graduated cum laude from California State University, Los Angeles where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting.

Before beginning her career in tax resolution at US Tax Shield, Emmanor worked at Public Counsel’s Consumer Law Project where she assisted clients dealing with consumer fraud issues. She also externed at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Consumer Protection Division. She has also participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) where she provided free tax preparation services to income taxpayers.

Emmanor is passionate about helping clients solve their various legal issues. She is a member of the California State Bar, the U.S. District Court – Central District of California, and she donates time as a board member of the Philippine American Bar Association.


Traci Hagen, Tax PreparerTraci Hagan IMG 0139 2 Tax Professionals

Comes to this company with 5 years of tax preparation experience and 4 years of assisting accounting and tax preparation. I started off in bookkeeping and medical billing for various companies. While working for an independent accountant I realized my passion for taxes & assisting tax payers with various federal and state issues. From then on I worked with various accountants and enrolled agents to prepare and resolve many tax situations. I pride myself in assisting tax payers with tax situations that affect the current, past, and future preparation for each individual, by keeping each of my clients aware of any potential tax changes and consequences that may affect them.

I also am a certified CAA Certified Accepting Agent for tax preparation and I-TIN applications.
 


Kenneth Katumba, Tax PreparerIMG 1021 300x214 Tax Professionals

Kenneth has substantial experience preparing Federal and State tax returns for both individuals and businesses. He excels at keeping his clients up-to-date on tax changes in order to proactively address potential tax issues and the corresponding consequences.

Kenneth graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and Finance. He currently serves as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as a CPA Exam affiliate, and a lifetime member of The International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma, an honor society recognizing business excellence.

 


 Cel Mercado, Tax PreparerIMG 7353 smaller size 300x200 Tax Professionals

Cel is a graduate of Taft College in Taft, Ca. Cel Received his Associates of Science in Business Administration and graduated with honors and was involved with the International Club and Honor society of Alpha Gamma Sigma.

Cel has been a Certified Tax Education Council (CTEC) member since 2002. Cel has been an active tax preparer each year since 2002, helping others with their personal and business tax preparation needs for CA residents and other states in the USA. Cel is also certified with Quickbooks software and knowledgeable in bookkeeping practices.

Cel takes pride in helping all his clients with the best possible outcome for their personal & business income tax needs. Cel will guide you through the detail process of the tax system and answer any questions that may arise. Cel’s Passion to help others extends to his Emergency Medical Training which is in line with the mentality of helping others.