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Demosthenis Zeppos

Demosthenis Zeppos

Practice areas:

Business, Tax, Real Estate, Estate Planning

About Me

Demo serves a trustee with the Trinity Children's Foundation of America which supports foster care services for children throughout California.   addition, Demo is an active member within his local community and also as a member of St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine. He lives in South Orange County with his wife and his three children.  In his spare time, Demo enjoys watersports and wintersports with his family, cross-training, playing music and reading political and economic history.

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Languages Spoken: Greek

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Estate Planning: 25%
    17 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    17 years
  3. Tax: 25%
    17 years
  4. Business: 25%
    17 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($375-425/hour)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Marc Harris Garelick

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Marc Garelick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael John Wittick

    I have know Demo for a number of years as a tax specialist and a great guy! I would not hesitate to recommend Demo to any potential client that wanted a lawyer to go above and beyond the call of duty because I know Demo does so for all of his clients.

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    Michael Wittick Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Zeppos Rautiola LLP

8001 Irvine Ctr Dr Ste 1550
Irvine, CA, 926182936

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 201205/22/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201208/25/2015
CAActive200308/18/2015
PAActive199808/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising starSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Creative Tax Innovation AwardKPMG2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentZeppos Law Firm2004 - Present
Tax ManagerErnst & Young2003 - 2004
Senior Tax ConsultantKPMG2001 - 2002
Tax ConsultantGrant Thornton, LLP1999 - 2000
AttorneyLaw Offices of Matthew I. Hirsch1998 - 1999

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaCertified Tax Specialist2012 - Present
Southern California Hellenic Law SocietyBoard of Directors2012 - Present
WealthCounselAttorney Member2012 - Present
Trinity Children's FoundationDirector2009 - Present
ProvisorsGroup Leader2009 - Present
Trinity Children's FoundationBoard of Directors2008 - Present
State Bar of California, Real Property Law SectionAttorney Member2006 - Present
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionAttorney Member2005 - Present
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionAttorney Member2004 - Present
Armenian Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Expert Witness on Tax LawExpert Testimony accepted by the Court
Generational Family Wealth Transfer and Tax PlanningThe transfers, prviacy, and desires of the Client were sucessfully, both in acquiring, transferring, and gifting the real estate into a legacy trust
$10 million real estate acquisitionThe transactional successfully closed after several revisions to the purchase agreements to project the client

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Orange County RegisterCo-working gains popularity in O.C.2013
Chicago TribuneTHE NATION. After rain, mudslide damage, owners feel insurance woes2005

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawTaxationLLM2001
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Lehigh UniversityInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Save you Business! Form the Right Entity on the First TimeBusines Entity Tax Planning2013
Radio ShowTax and Estate Planning2012
Micropreneur® ProgramSmall Business Classification of Contractors and Employees2012