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Lucia Valenzuela

DIRECTOR, R&D Tax Services

SUMMARY
Lucia is a tax director and leader of the firm’s National R&D Tax Services. She specializes in helping her clients identify and substantiate various federal and State tax credits, including the Research and Development tax credit and the Employee Retention Tax Credit. Lucia is licensed to practice law in the state of California and therefore is poised to assist her clients in defending credit claims against the IRS and State taxing authorities. She is also a leader in MGO’s Environmental, Social and Governance practice, lending her industry knowledge on the tax side.

Her client base and extensive experience extend to various industries, including software and technology, manufacturing, cosmetics, agriculture, and life sciences.

Prior to joining MGO, she worked in tax specialty consulting at a big-four accounting firm and as a tax lawyer in a private law practice.

EDUCATION
Kaplan University, B.S. in Legal Studies
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D.

ASSOCIATIONS
California Bar Member
Board of Directors, OC Women Lawyers Association
Associate Board Member, Project Youth OCBF
Education Chair, OC Young Lawyers Association
Athletes Touch, Collegiate Athlete Networking Association