Lead Attorney: Isai Bismark Cortez, Esq.
Isai, a Los Angeles native, is the lead attorney for Bismark Tax, Inc. Isai’s practice area is concentrated in the area of tax resolution. Isai earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the California State University - Northridge; a Juris Doctor from the Pennsylvania State University - The Dickinson School of Law; and a Masters of Law Degree (L.L.M) from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law.
During law school Isai worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue - Office of Chief Counsel and that is where he found his love for the tax code. Isai knew that the tax system needed improvement and that there was something that he could do to help taxpayers. After graduating from law school, he went on and continued his studies at UCLA School of Law in order to focus more on tax and business law.
Isai wanted to build a company that would be consumer friendly and that would always give consumers what they were paying for, great tax help and full access to their attorney. Isai saw many companies offering tax resolution services, but these companies would limit the attorney time clients received. So that is why Bismark Tax, Inc. always gives their clients access to their attorneys. No gimmicks, just honest help.
Isai enjoys giving back to the community and is involved in many public interest organizations. In Los Angeles, Ca he personally volunteers to help underserved communities by providing legal aid through the Christian Legal Aid Clinic of Los Angeles, which also provides services to Homeboy, Inc. Through a ministry in Los Angeles, Ca he is able to sponsor events where the ministry makes breakfast for women at the Downtown Women’s Center. Isai met Brittany Peters through a mutual friend. Brittany often organizes events for Park Haven Nursing Home near Dallas, Texas and Isai often co-sponsors their events whereby Brittany buys gifts for the seniors, brings visitors for the seniors and buys them snacks. Isai views service to the community as the highest form of serving our fellows.
University of California Los Angeles School of Law
L.L.M. Masters of Law, May 2011
Pennsylvania State University The Dickinson School of Law
Juris Doctor, May 2010
California State University Northridge
B.S. in Business Administration, June 2007
Admitted into the California Bar Association, December 2010
Admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, November 2012
Associate Attorney: Jason Peart, Esq.
Jason Peart is an Associate Attorney with Bismark Tax, Inc. After graduating from Columbia University with a B.A. in History, Jason pursued a law degree at the University of San Francisco. While attending USF, he held internships at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and The Nature Conservancy. He also worked consecutive semesters as a teaching assistant for his law school’s first-year Criminal Law and Property Law courses.
Upon receiving his law degree, Jason moved back to Los Angeles to pursue an LL.M. in Taxation from Loyola Law School. He interned for the Internal Revenue Service (Office of Chief Counsel), and also served as a Volunteer Attorney with the Board of Equalization’s Tax Appeals Assistance Clinic.
After completing his tenure with the government, Jason took a position as a tax associate with the accounting firm SingerLewak. As a member of the firm’s State and Local Tax Department, he expanded his tax research skill set, which previously focused on the legal issues of individuals, to include more complex business entities. He also worked tirelessly to secure various tax credits and incentives for the firm's numerous business clients.
Now that he has joined the Bismark Tax team, Jason is excited to use his public and private sector experience to assist clients with their tax resolution and business planning needs.
Associate Attorney: Colin Shanahan, Esq.
Colin Shanahan is an Associate Attorney with Bismark Tax, Inc. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Colin pursued a law degree at Marquette University. While attending Marquette, he was published in the Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review and competed in Moot Court. Additionally, Colin worked on appeals and volunteered at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin.
After receiving his law degree, Colin returned to Los Angeles were he worked at a large national tax resolution firm for several years. There he handled all aspects of tax resolution and resolved millions of dollars of liabilities. Now part of the Bismark Tax team, Colin is excited to use his experience to assist clients with their tax and business planning needs.
Enrolled Agent: Angela Marder EA
Angela Marder was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Angela speaks English and Russian fluently. She went to school at Santa Monica College and then transferred to the University of California in Santa Barbara. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Sociology and a minor in Professional Writing. Angela was working in a small accounting firm, while going to college and that is where she began her passion for accounting and tax work.
Once she graduated from college, she began a job working for a tax firm and she really enjoyed learning about all the different types of tax issues. At that time Angela decided to go back to school for a degree in accounting. Angela got her degree in accounting and started working in a law office in their accounting department. Angela found out about the tax field decided to become an Enrolled Agent, which is the highest credential awarded by the IRS.
Now we welcome Angela to Bismark Tax, Inc. to work with us and help give clients the best service possible.