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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, he focuses on restructuring corporate entities and limited liability companies; and negotiating complex medical facility and hospital sales involving aspects of both commercial and health care law in multi-state transactions.


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Practice areas


  1. Tax: 34%
    48 years
  2. Corporate: 33%
    48 years
  3. Estate Planning: 33%
    48 years


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Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan, A Law Corporation

16633 Ventura Boulevard 11th Floor
Encino, CA, 91436


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Tax LawState Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization2013
Southern California Super Lawyers 2013Super Lawyers2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
American Jurisprudence Award - Income TaxUniversity of California Los Angeles1968
American Jurisprudence Award - CorporationsUniversity of California Los Angeles1968
American Jurisprudence Award - Legal EthicsUniversity of California Los Angeles1968
Order of the CoifUniversity of California Los Angeles1968
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder - Corporate, Health Care, Trust & EstateLewitt Hackman1973 - Present
Instructor - Business LawUniversity of California Los Angeles1977 - 1978
Associate - Health Care, Business, Corporate, Tax AttorneyLewitt Hackman1969 - 1973
ConsultantCalifornia State Assembly Ways and Means Committee1968 - 1969
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaCertified Specialist in Tax Law1977 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Health Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
United States Tax CourtAdmitted to PracticeN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Valley Lawyer magazine (SFVBA)Change of Ownership: What Triggers a Property Tax Reassessment?2012
Law BlogThe 2013 Tax Increase Have Begun2012
Valley Lawyer magazine (SFVBA)Gifts That Keep on Giving: The 411 of Gift Taxation2012
San Fernando Valley Business JournalThe Affordable Care Act: Tax Provisions on the Way2012
California Trust Attorney BlogThree Things You Should Know About a Trust2011
San Fernando Valley Bar Association's BarNotes PublicationTips on QPRTS -- Qualified Personal Residence Trusts Offer Tax Advantages2007
San Fernando Valley Bar Association Bar NotesWHO ARE YOU? And More Importantly, Why are You Claiming to Be Me? Identity Theft Prevention is the Key to Protection2006
San Fernando Valley Business JournalPlanning for the Future Success of Your Business: Succession and Exit Strategies2006
San Fernando Valley Business JournalFamily Business Planning for the Future2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1967
Stanford Law SchoolBusinessM.B.A.1964
Wesleyan UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1962
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Providence Tarzana FoundationEstate Planning: Taking Control of Your World2013
MCLE accredited seminarTax & Estate Planning 2013 - Stability at Last?2013
MCLE Seminar SeriesEstate Planning & Wealth Management2012
MCLE accredited Seminar Series$5.12 Million Gift Tax Exemption - Estate Planning Opportunities Expiring 12/312012
MCLE Seminar SeriesYear-End Tax and Estate Planning for 20112011
MCLE Seminar SeriesTax & Estate Planning - The New Tax Law2011
MCLE Seminar SeriesYear End Tax & Estate Planning2010
Seminar SeriesYear End Tax & Estate Planning2009
MCLE Seminar SeriesCurrent Issues for Professional Firms - Accounting, Medical & Law Practices2009
MCLE Seminar SeriesYear End Tax & Estate Planning2008