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William Richardson Christian

William Richardson Christian

also known as Bill Christian

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate, Tax, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Corporate & Incorporation, Contracts & Agreements, Intellectual Property

About Me

Small business and individual planning attorney with broad range of experience in all areas of individual, corporate, partnership and estate  planning with an emphasis on effective tax planning. 


Practive includes particular emphasis on effective planning through entity selection, estate and liability planning, business, real estate,  planning and individual tax planning matters.  Client base includes a substantial number of individuals and closely held businesses, and practice for personal clients includes a broad range of business law with a heavy emphasis on tax planning. 


Specific areas of extensive experience (among others) include: estate planning, wills, trusts and gift tax planning; probate; Subchapter S taxation, corporate and partnership acquisitions, sales, structure and planning; reorganizations and recapitalizations; real estate (primarily acquisitions, exchanges, leasing, risk and liability planning); corporate tax; partnership tax. Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    41 years
  2. Tax: 20%
    41 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    41 years
  4. Business: 20%
    41 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Retainer (Sometimes)

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Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Rodi, Pollock, Pettker, Galbraith & Cahill, A Law Corporation

444 South Flower Street Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA, 90071




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Probate and Estate Planning SpecialistCalifornia State Bar2008
UCLA Estate Planning Course ; LabProf1989
US Tax Court Pro Se ProgramRepresentative1989

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalRodi, Pollock, Pettker, Christian and Pramov1989 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
CharitableCharitable Planning
Business PlanningBusiness Planning
Children PlanningPlanning Areas

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Publication NameTitleDate
Subchapter S TaxationSubchapter S TaxationN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
California State University FullertonAccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1970

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Los Angeles Estate Planning CouncilPlanning for the 2010 Estate Tax Law2010
USC Tax InstituteVarious Tax MattersN/A
Los Angeles County BarVarious Tax MattersN/A