Claudia Ignacio is an associate attorney with Hone Maxwell LLP. Her practice focuses on tax planning, compliance and controversy, including a wide array of international tax consulting, including U.S. investment, FATCA, and the amnesty programs of the former OVDP. In addition, Ms. Ignacio defends clients in audits with the IRS and state taxing agencies. She assists clients in collection issues including liens, levies, installment agreements, penalty abatement, injured spouse, and offers in compromise.
Ms. Ignacio is originally from Mexico City and she spent most of her formative years in Southern California. She graduated from Cal State San Marcos where she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in History with Honors. During her undergraduate studies she worked full-time and founded the Pre-Law Society. After her undergraduate studies, Ms. Ignacio worked as a paralegal for attorneys in family law, bankruptcy, immigration and civil litigation. She is a former realtor and owned a small tax preparation business for 14 years. Following this extensive career, Ms. Ignacio decided to pursue a career in law and earned her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law.
During law school, Ms. Ignacio served as President of La Raza Law Student Association and sat on several school committees. She participated in the ABA Judicial Clerkship program and clerked for a civil law judge. Ms. Ignacio has received many awards for her leadership and community service. To date, she continues to be a mentor to many students on campus and in her community.
Ms. Ignacio’s broad legal and tax experience allows her to understand and represent her clients’ needs. Also, she adds to Hone Maxwell LLP’s strong base of attorneys with accounting and tax compliance experience, which allows the firm to provide more effective and detailed representation. Additionally, in line with the firm’s strong commitment to serve the Mexican community, Ms. Ignacio is bilingual in Spanish.
Ms. Ignacio lives in San Diego with her dog, Mya.
Admitted to Practice:
State of California
California Western School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2018
Cal State San Marcos
State Bar of California
California Lawyers Association, Taxation Section
San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, Member
San Diego Bar Association
Women’s Lawyers Club