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Lucia Valenzuela

Partner, Tax Credits and Incentives

SUMMARY
Lucia leads MGO’s National Tax Credits and Incentives practice. Her practice is focused on helping clients identify, substantiate, and defend various federal and state tax credits, such as the Research and Development Tax Credit and Employee Retention Tax Credit. She is also a leader in MGO’s Environmental, Social and Governance practice, lending her industry knowledge on the tax side, and an active member of our firms DEI committee.

In her career, Lucia has worked with thousands of taxpayers, from large multinational companies to smaller middle market businesses, to help them reduce their tax liability and increase cash flow.  Lucia is licensed to practice law in the state of California. She has extensive experience in various industries, including software and technology, manufacturing, cosmetics, agriculture, and life sciences.  

Prior to joining MGO, Lucia worked at a big-four accounting firm and as a tax lawyer in a private law practice. In her free time, Lucia enjoys staying active, you can find her on the golf course, chasing birdies, or on the tennis court, working on her slice.  

EDUCATION   
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Juris Doctorate Law 
Kaplan University, B.S., Legal Studies  
California Bar Member since 2015 

ASSOCIATIONS   
Board of Directors, OC Women Lawyers Association  
Associate Board Member, Project Youth OCBF 
Athletes Touch, Collegiate Athlete Networking Association