Sat Nam Khalsa practices in the areas of tax and business law, estate planning and probate, and non-adversarial family law. In his tax practice, Sat Nam represents individuals and organizations seeking to resolve tax controversies with the IRS and state and local tax authorities. He also represents clients litigating tax disputes in Federal and State courts.
In addition, Sat Nam provides tax and outside general counsel services to small and medium-sized businesses and tax-exempt organizations. Sat Nam’s work for business clients includes advice related to entity formation, contracts, worker classification, corporate policies and governance, and entity restructurings. His work for nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations includes entity formation, applications for Federal tax-exempt status, and ongoing compliance with the complex tax rules that govern Federal tax-exempt entities. Sat Nam also helps clients navigate state law rules governing nonprofit corporations.
As a complement to his tax practice, Sat Nam helps clients with estate planning and the probate process. Whether or not significant tax planning is part of his clients’ estate plans, Sat Nam has the skill and knowledge to help design an estate plan that serves the client’s needs and enables his clients’ goals to manifest as intended.
As a lawyer committed to helping clients resolve conflict in the best way possible, Sat Nam also serves clients in two different processes for non-adversarial divorce: divorce mediation and collaborative divorce. Both processes reflect a client-centered approach that gives couples a framework to resolve issues according to their own values and needs and are effective alternatives for couples seeking to divorce in a non-adversarial setting.
While in law school, Sat Nam served as Executive Articles Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Modern Critical Race Perspectives. He is an active member of the DC and Virginia Bars and of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association. Sat Nam maintains an active pro bono practice and volunteers regularly at the DC Superior Court’s Family Court Self-Help Center, and the DC Bar Pro Bono Program’s Probate Resource Center.
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
- M.A., The University of British Columbia
- B.A., The University of British Columbia
- Commonwealth of Virginia
- District of Columbia
- United States Tax Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Professional & Community Involvement
- Member: Tax Section, American Bar Association
- Member: Tax Section, District of Columbia Bar
- Member: Family Law Section, District of Columbia Bar
- Member: Estates, Trusts, and Probate Section, District of Columbia Bar