Tax & Estate Planning

The Firm’s tax practice is integrally involved in supporting and developing the Firm’s business and transactional practice. The Firm engages in tax planning in connection with:

  • mergers, acquisitions and buyouts;
  • restructurings and financings;
  • executive compensation;
  • partnership and limited liability company taxation;
  • corporate taxation;
  • taxation of real estate investments (including REITs);
  • licensing;
  • international matters (both inbound and outbound), representing both domestic and foreign companies and individuals.

The Firm handles disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and with the taxing agencies of California and other states, both for companies and for individuals, on a wide variety of issues. The Firm also provides estate and tax planning advice and drafting of trusts and wills.

Practice Group Chair

Michael Shaff

Michael Shaff

Chair of the Tax & Estate Planning Practice

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Michael Shaff joined the firm In 2011 as of counsel. He Is chairperson of the tax practice group.

Tax & Estate Planning News & Announcements

Individual Tax Reform Act Changes : Michael Shaff
In addition to a number of business tax changes, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Act”) added a number of important...
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Key Business Tax Changes : Michael Shaff
This blog article provides a very brief summary of the business tax changes in the new federal tax legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, H.R. 1.
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Is a Pension Plan the Right Potential Investor For Your Company?
There are more than $25 trillion dollars in U.S. pension plan assets as of December 31, 2016.[1]  To a company (for purposes of this article...
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