Bruce Givner

Bruce Givner

Tax Lawyer
Los Angeles, CA




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English , Farsi

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About Me

Our practice is: (i) 20%tax ltigation, tax audits and tax appeals; (ii) 20% asset protection planning; (iii) 20% income tax planning; and (iv) 40% estate planning and estate taxplanning. Estate tax planning is different than "estate planning": estate planning determines "who gets what".By contrast, estate TAX planning determines the value of what is passed to...

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Client Reviews

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International Tax Lawyer

Posted by: David about 13 hours ago.

I have known and worked with Bruce for over 20 years on estate planning involving cross border transactions: either US persons with assets abroad or...

Tax attorney

Posted by: Miriam 4 days ago.

I work with Mr. Givner for a few years now and found him very knowledgable and professional. I trust his opinions and suggestions and I feel...
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Showing 2 of 52 peer endorsements

Robert Werner von Dohlen
Robert von Dohlen

Houston, TX

3 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer.
Kenneth A. Ziskin
Kenneth Ziskin

Sherman Oaks, CA

4 months ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

Bruce has probably the greatest depth and breadth of estate planning and tax knowledge of nany attorney in Southern California, and he shares it freely.
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1976 License Status: Active for the state of California.
Last updated by Avvo: 02/26/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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2009 – present

Givner & Kaye, A Professional Corporation


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1977 LL.M - Master of Laws in Tax

New York University School of Law


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2015 AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated



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2008- present Section of Taxation, Employee Benefits Committee

American Bar Association

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Showing 2 of 97 publications

2014 The Three Legged Stool: Simple, But Sophisticated, Estate Tax Planning

California State Bar Trusts and Estates Quarterly

2014 LLCs Take A Back Seat To Limited Partnerships In 2014

Los Angeles Daily Journal

Speaking Engagements

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2015 Interaction Of Theoretically Prophylactic Asset Protection Planning And A Competent Litigator

at The Gathering 2015

2015 Retirement Benefits In The Non-Taxable Estate: Maximizing Tax-Deferred Advantages

at Strafford Publications

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