Bernard (Bernie) Vogel, III is a shareholder CFO of Silicon Valley Law Group and its... more
Bernard (Bernie) Vogel, III is a shareholder CFO of Silicon Valley Law Group and its Chairperson of Corporate Securities Section, handling complex corporate transactions, investment financings, mergers and acquisitions, as well as joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies. His ongoing business and corporate counseling to a variety of entities, ranging from venture capital f... view profile
Dianna Wilke is aSpecialist in Estate Planning, Trust and ProbateLaw, certified by... more
Dianna Wilke is aSpecialist in Estate Planning, Trust and ProbateLaw, certified by the State Bar of CaliforniaBoard of Legal Specialization. As such, she has strongacademic and professional qualifications, but an evenstronger conviction for planning with the client's valuesas thecenterpiece."I believe I give clients a voice when they are no longer here" she says, "it ismy passion." Dianna hold... view profile
Dennis Brager is a nationally known tax litigation attorney, who handles all types... more
Dennis Brager is a nationally known tax litigation attorney, who handles all types of tax litigation and tax controversy matters. Before founding the Brager Tax Law Group, a Los Angeles-based tax litigation and tax controversy law firm, he was a senior trial attorney for the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel. In addition to representing the IRS in court, he advised the Servic... view profile
Originally from Colorado, Kevan attended the University of Colorado in Boulder,... more
Originally from Colorado, Kevan attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. There he double majored in Political Science and Economics with a Special International Emphasis. After his undergraduate, Kevan moved to San Francisco, California to attend the Golden Gate University School of Law. While in law school he specialized in tax law, earning a Specialization Certificate ... view profile
15 + Years Consulting at G O L D M A N - S A C H S, the U N I T E D - N A T I O N S,... more
15 + Years Consulting at G O L D M A N - S A C H S, the U N I T E D - N A T I O N S, etc. A dynamic, innovative and accomplished executive with over fifteen years of concentrated global client advisory experience with international firms such as Goldman Sachs, Barclays Investment Bank and TD Bank Financial Group. Mr. Noory's diverse background is not limited to the private sector but rath... view profile
Areas of Practice Jonathan Axelrad is a partner in the firms Business Law Department... more
Areas of Practice Jonathan Axelrad is a partner in the firms Business Law Department and a member of the Private Investment Funds Practice. He joined Goodwin Procter in 2007. Work for Clients Mr. Axelrad specializes in all aspects of the formation and operation of venture capital and other private equity funds, with a particular emphasis on issues involving partnerships, limited li... view profile
I live in Oakland and work in San Francisco. I also travel throughout the Bay Area... more
I live in Oakland and work in San Francisco. I also travel throughout the Bay Area if required to meet with someone with mobility or transportation issues. I have three children, one of whom is in college, one at Bishop O'Dowd and one at Corpus Christi School. I will be practicing for many years!
Currently confirmed as incoming Chair of the California Board of Legal... more
Currently confirmed as incoming Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS) for the 2014-2015 year. Previously served the CBLS as member and then chair of the tax law advisory committee (2006-2011) and then as member of CBLS (2011-2013), then as Vice-Chair (2013-2014).
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.