OWNER & Tax Attorney
Mr. Johnson started his tax law career in 2009, working his way up to Team Lead Tax Attorney and manager for multiple departments for RLD Tax firm. In 2012, he became a tax attorney for OIC Tax where he re-established their Offer In Compromise program. He was also a Graduate Tax Law Professor and Lecturer at Baruch College and Tax Attorney at the Melnick Law Firm. In 2015, he joined Tax Tiger, where he helped launch and build a franchise. In 2018 Mr. Johnson launched Guardian Tax Law that he now owns and operates.
Mr. Johnson was admitted to the Idaho Bar in 2007 and the California Bar in 2008. He graduated from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in 2007. He was a summa cum laude undergraduate at CSU Sacramento and was also on the Dean’s List in law school.
Mr. Johnson has given tax lectures around the U.S. and has prepared numerous educational videos on personal and business tax issues. He has helped thousands of clients and businesses find resolutions and peace of mind with the IRS and State tax agencies, saving his clients millions of dollars over the past 12 years.
Ruben is a Tax Attorney at Guardian. He also plays a role in supporting our attorneys and enrolled agents with case management, financial analysis for tax resolution options, and client communications in both English and Spanish. He’s been a licensed attorney in Mexico since 2007 and expects to have his credentials as an attorney in the U.S. in early 2022. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Trade and Business Law, as well as a Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona.
Originally from Sonora, Mexico, Ruben worked for the city government of his home town for 3 years, as well as the first Diplomado program in Mexican Law and Policy offered at the University of Arizona College of Law in partnership with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico. He also worked with the College of Law’s Foreign Diplomat Training Program, which teaches U.S. law to foreign diplomats working in the United States. When he’s not at Guardian, Ruben can be found spending time with his daughter and enjoying his cattle ranch in Mexico.
Guardian’s office manager, Lory, loves helping people. She joined our team in December 2020 and keeps our office running smoothly with a smile and positive attitude. She’s the friendly voice you’re likely to hear on the phone when you call our office, she helps onboard new clients and manages our accounts, budgets, and staff schedules.
When she’s not at the office, Lory is a Mary Kay consultant, which has allowed her to bless the lives of other women for over 15 years. She is married and has 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren.
Angel Santiago is an important member of Guardian who handles all aspects of onboarding new law firm clients for their legal representation. Angel prepares all relevant legal documents for new clients to review and sign before becoming a valued client of our law firm. Angel also evaluates critical law firm data and prepares daily reports to help law firm personnel provide outstanding legal representation and service to taxpayers in need.
Angel’s friendly and welcoming voice and positive attitude makes our clients feel special and appreciated during a very difficult and challenging time. Owing money to the IRS is stressful which makes interacting with Angel even more enjoyable.
Angel is a Bostoinian with over 24 years of experience in the fast paced High-Tech industry. When not preparing legal documents, reports and interacting with clients, Angel enjoys playing the guitar, live music, the outdoors, traveling and performing arts.