I received my J.D. in 1982 from the University of California at Los Angeles School... more
I received my J.D. in 1982 from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. My practice focuses on the areas of complex business transactions and commercial litigation, including business ownership disputes, business counseling and planning (including estate and tax planning), with an emphasis on real estate, agriculture, construction and health law. I am a former member of the C... view profile
I attended the School of Mines Technology in Rapid City, SD, served in the US Navy... more
I attended the School of Mines Technology in Rapid City, SD, served in the US Navy Submarine Service, attended the University of Hawaiis College of Business Economics, where I really got hooked on economics, and finally graduated Cum Laude from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, in Accounting and Economics. I graduated with honors from California Pacific School of Law. After wo... view profile
I joined KDG as an attorney in its estate planning department in January 2006, after... more
I joined KDG as an attorney in its estate planning department in January 2006, after specializing in estate planning at a small law firm in Los Angeles, and, before that, working for almost six years in estate planning and litigation at a large Wall Street law firm in New York City. Having worked for a number of years at a very small firm and at a very large firm, I have found KDG to off... view profile
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.