I have been engaged in private law practice in California since 1982, with an... more
I have been engaged in private law practice in California since 1982, with an emphasis in the areas of estate and gift planning, tax planning, trust administration, probate, business and succession planning, and charitable giving. I graduated 2nd in my class from Southwestern University Law School in Los Angeles and received a Master’s Degree in Taxation (LL.M.) from New York University School ... view profile
Mr. Hackman earned his juris doctor from the UCLA School of Law, and his MBA from... more
Mr. Hackman earned his juris doctor from the UCLA School of Law, and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He currently is the Chair of both the Tax, and Trust Estate Planning Practice Groups at Lewitt Hackman. Mr. Hackman represents high-profile business entities and individuals in tax and business succession matters. In particular, hefocuses on restructuring corporate en... 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.