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Tamara B. Pow

Tamara B. Pow

Practice areas:

Business, Real Estate, Corporate & Incorporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Partnership, Employment & Labor

About Me

Tamara B. Pow JD MBA, is a founding partner of Strategy Law, LLP. She advises business owners and real estate investors on all aspects of business transactions, including liability protection, employment issues and tax planning. Ms. Pow has extensive experience with the formation and representation of corporations, LLCs, LLPs, general partnerships and limited partnerships. She also handles 1031 exchange tax planning and other real estate matters, including purchase and sale agreements, due diligence reviews and leases.


Prior to founding Strategy Law, LLP, Ms. Pow was a founding partner at Structure Law Group, LLP, and an attorney in Hopkins & Carley's Corporate Advice & Transactions Department and the leader of the firm's Tax Practice Group. Prior to practicing law, Mrs. Pow was a tax consultant at San Jose-based Price Waterhouse LLP, where she dealt with tax controversies, IRS and FTB audits, business planning issues and corporate and individual tax returns.


Ms. Pow is a licensed California real estate broker (Broker's License #01860035), a member of the Mensa Society, the Santa Clara Bar Association, Solo and Small Firms, Real Property and Business Law Sections, and she is the former chairperson of the Young Tax Lawyers Section. Ms. Pow also served as the former chair of the City of Cupertino Public Safety Commission.


Tamara Pow was voted one of Silicon Valley's Top 40 Under 40 in the Silicon Valley Business Journal's Annual Top 40 Under 40 edition. She was featured in the May 16, 2008 edition of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal as one of "40 rising stars in the valley...all of them younger than 40."


She lives in Cupertino with her husband and three sons.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Business: 40%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    19 years
  3. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 15%
    19 years, 500 cases
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 15%
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Steven Michael Scully

    Tamara is an excellent attorney, with an in-depth knowledge of real estate law, business entity formation, and contract negotiations. She is a great advocate and counselor for her business clients.

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    Steven Scully DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • John Walter Easterbrook

    I endorse this lawyer. Tamara is incredibly knowledgeable of real estate entities (such as LLCs) and real estate transactions, including tax issues. And a nice person to work with too!

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    John Easterbrook Debt & Lending Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Strategy Law, LLP

1 Almaden Blvd., Suite 700
San Jose, CA, 95113

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199605/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Silicon Valley Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40Silicon Valley Business Journal2008
MBA Honor SocietyBeta Gamma Sigma1996
Honor SocietyPhi Beta Kappa1992

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerStrategy Law, LLP2014 - Present
Founding PartnerStructure Law Group2005 - 2014
Tax ConsultantPrice Waterhouse1995 - 1997

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Department of Real EstateBroker2009 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Cupertino Public Safety CommissionChair2008 - 2012
Commercial Real Estate WomenOfficer2005 - 2013
Mensa SocietyMember1992 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Counsel for Ground LesseeWon voting approval by County Board of Supervisors

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
SLG Quarterly NewsletterIs Your Business Prepared for an Emergency?2010
Silicon Valley Business InkSilicon Valley Business Ink2009
SLG Quarterly NewsletterNoncompetition Agreements - Important Update2009
SLG Quarterly NewsletterPreliminary Title Reports - No Excuses2008
SLG Quarterly NewsletterShareholder Liability for Post Dissolution Corporate Taxes2007
SLG Quarterly NewsletterFormations of Entities in States other than California2007
SLG Quarterly NewsletterCourt Finds California LLC Fee Unconstitutional2006

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Davis Graduate School of ManagementBusinessM.B.A1996
University of California - Los AngelesSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
IRS-SJSU Small Business Tax InstituteChoice of Entity in California2014
Real Estate Practice Group SeminarAfter the Term Sheet: Top Ten Items in Loan Documents That You Don't Want to Ignore2013
Keypoint Speaker ForumUnderstanding California Business Entities2011
Commercial Real Estate WomenSmart Women Finish Rich2011
WITISmart Women Finish Rich2010
Understanding California Business EntitiesCalifornia Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships2010
Keypoint Credit Union SeminarUnderstanding Business Entities in California2009
Accounting Continuing Education SeminarTenants in Common and other Methods of Holding Title in California2008
Estate Planning Networking GroupCalifornia LLCs2007
CalCPA Continuing Education SeminarCalifornia LLCs2007
Peninsula Investment ForumUnderstanding Business Entities in California2006
CEO GroupUnderstanding Business Entities and 1031 Exchanges2006
Wells Fargo SeminarUnderstanding Business Entities in California2005
Accounting Firm CLEBusiness Exit Strategies2003