I enjoy solving problems involving complex tax issues. I regularly advise individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations on a broad range of tax planning and litigation matters.
My work in the estate planning area includes revocable and irrevocable trusts, foreign trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, charitable split-interest trusts, asset protection, and business succession planning. I am regularly called upon to help modify existing trusts through decanting or reformation.
My tax experience includes negotiating disputes with the IRS, applying for private letter rulings, drafting partnership and LLC operating agreements, analyzing withholding and reporting obligations, and dealing with state and local tax matters. I regularly advise clients on the tax treatment of settlements and litigation recoveries.
Last but not least, I enjoy forming and advising non-profit organizations. My work includes obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, avoiding or minimizing unrelated business taxable income, and helping the officers and directors of these organizations safely navigate the many tax related restrictions on their activities.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Excellence for the Future Award - Corporate Income Tax Law II||CALI||2006|
|Excellence for the Future Award - Income Tax Accounting||CALI||2006|
|Excellence for the Future Award - S Corporations and LLCs||CALI||2006|
|Excellence for the Future Award - Tax Practice and Procedure||CALI||2006|
|American Jurisprudence Award - Lawyering Skills||Thomson West Publishing||1997|
|American Jurisprudence Award - Torts||Thomson West Publishing||1997|
|Partner||Solomon Dwiggins & Freer, Ltd.||2015 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Solomon Dwiggins & Freer, Ltd.||2012 - 2015|
|Attorney||Wood LLP||2010 - 2012|
|Associate||Hogan & Hartson||2006 - 2009|
|Associate||Solomon Dwiggins & Freer, Ltd.||2005 - 2006|
|Associate||Lionel Sawyer & Collins||2001 - 2005|
|Staff Attorney||The Ayco Company, L.P., A Goldman Sachs Company||1999 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Clark County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Trusts & Estates||Clarity From Klabacka: Nevada Supreme Court Upholds Spendthrift Protection||2017|
|Nevada Business Magazine||Giving Family Members a Piece of the Business: Tips and Traps||2015|
|Nevada Lawyer Magazine||Planning for Decanting: A Tax Checklist for the Trustee||2015|
|Las Vegas Business Press||Demystifying REITs: A Look at Benefits, Costs of Conversions||2015|
|Las Vegas Business Press||Five Tips For Handling Estate Planning For Closely Held Business||2015|
|Attorney at Law Magazine||Structured Settlements & Attorneys' Fees: The Basics||2014|
|Communiqué||Tax Issues From Employment-Related Damage Recoveries||2012|
|Georgetown University Law Center||LL.M - Master of Laws||2006|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Brigham Young University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Trusts From A to Z||Taxation||2019|
|Estate Planning from A to Z||Ethics||2017|
|Advanced Trusts and Estates: A "How-to" Guide||Avoiding (and Handling) Top Trust Drafting Disasters; How to Plan Trusts with IRAs and Other Retirement Accounts; Tactically Using the Top Wealth Preservation and Tax-Planning Trusts; How to Make Full Use of Portability Without Missing Other Opportunities||2017|
|Property Condemnations Under Section 1033: What Is "Property"?||Taxation||2012|
|Nevada Estate Planning and Drafting Fundamentals||Estate Planning||2004|
|Hot Topics in Nevada Retirement Asset Planning||Estate Planning||2003|
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