Lage Andersen has practiced tax law with Carr McClellan for over four decades. Throughout his career, Lage’s goal has always been to minimize his clients’ tax burdens, and he guides his clients through the tax implications of a wide range of situations: the sale or exchange of property, a corporate merger or acquisition, a payment received in settlement of a lawsuit, an audit, a tax litigation or a tax collection dispute.

Lage serves as a strong advocate for clients involved in audits, tax controversies, administrative appeals, litigation, collection matters or property tax disputes. He regularly handles such disputes with the IRS, the California Franchise Tax Board, the California State Board of Equalization or a local Assessment Appeals Board. His expertise includes partnership tax, the taxation of real estate, including 1031 like-kind exchanges, and property tax assessments and changes in ownership.

Key Areas

  • Federal and California income tax transactional planning and controversies
  • California property tax
  • California city and county documentary transfer taxes
  • California sales and use tax

Experience & Affiliations

Professional Organizations

  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section

Civic and Charitable

  • Blood Centers of the Pacific | Former Trustee and Board Chairman
  • Blood Services, Inc. | Former Trustee (1999-2009)
  • Burlingame Rotary Club | Former Board Member and Former President (1991-1992)
  • First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame | Elder
  • Peninsula Memorial Blood Bank | Former Board Chairman (1990-1998) and Trustee (1982-1998)

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers® list, 2008 - 2009, 2014 - 2020