Martin Laffer


Marty Laffer is a principal in the Century City office of CLA.  Since 1982 Mr. laffer has focused his practice in financial litigation  and tax controversy, with an emphasis on white-collar criminal defense and accounting malpractice.  Marty has testified as an expert witness in U. S. District Court, Superior Court, U. S. Tax Court, U. S. Bankruptcy Court and in administrative and ADR proceedings.  In addition, Mr. Laffer was a special forensic mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court for 10 years.

Mr. Laffer is a former special agent and group manager of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division.  His practice in the area of tax controversy includes criminal defense, civil examinations and collection enforcement.  Mr. Laffer was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy's enforcement program from 1982 to 1999, as an investigator, member of the Enforcement Program Advisory Committee, vice-chair and chair. 



Pace University, New York City, 1969 BBA accounting and data processing.

California State University, Northridge, 1977 MSBA.

In the community

CalCPA Council, voting member (2014 to 2016)

Forensic Services Sections Steering Committee, Life Member (member 2005 to Present); Chair (5/2014 to 2016); Vice-Chair (2012 to 2014); Treasurer (2010 to 2012); Secretary (2008 to 2010)

Mediator, Los Angeles Superior Court, ADR Forensic Specialist Mediation Program (Program terminated 2013 for funding issues)

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Life Member (1971 to Present)

CalCPA - Life Member (1971 to Present)

Society of California Accountants (1982 - present)

Advisory Panel, UCLA Tax Controversy Institute (2000 to present)

California State University, Los Angeles, Accounting & Tax Advisory Board (1998 - present)

California State Board of Accountancy, Administrative Committee, Member (1988 - 1994), Chair (1998 and 1999), Vice-Chair (1994-1997)

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Austin, Texas

Associate Member, American Bar Association, Taxation Section

Associate Member, Taxation Section of the State Bar of California

Association of Former Special Agents of the Internal Revenue Service