Attorney at Law
I have been a practicing attorney in California for over 40 years. In the course of my practice, I am involved with estate planning, trust and real estate matters, including sophisticated estate planning techniques for High Net Worth clientele. I have had experience in both large and small law firms specializing in trust, estate, real estate and tax planning.
I have represented individuals, families and their businesses. e acquisition and development of various real estate projects. These have included both residential and commercial projects, from acquisition, development, leasing, sales and California and federal tax planning.
Financial Services Experience
As the Executive Director (Sr. VP) of Morgan Stanley's Wealth Advisory Services for Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, I interacted, through the firm's financial advisors and directly with their high net worth clients (over $10 million net worth). Many of the clients had a net worth exceeding $50 million.
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
LL.M. in Taxation - New York University School of Law, New York, NY
J.D. - California Western University School of Law, San Diego, CA
B.A. - University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
State Bar of California
Trusts & Estates Section
Conejo Valley Estate Planning Council
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Secretary-Treasurer: 2005 - 2006
Chair Resolutions Committee
State Bar Conference of Delegates: 2003 - 2004
Chair Real Estate Section: 2000 - 2001
Member Board of Governors: 2001 - 2005