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  1. Tax: 50%
  2. Estate Planning: 50%

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  • Bruce Neil Anticouni

    I endorse this lawyer. John has an excellent reputation for complicated tax and estate planning matters. I have referred a number of clients to his office.


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  • Christopher Lee Carlson

    I endorse this lawyer's work. John is an exceptional lawyer. I have referred people to John and he has handled estate planning matters for my wife's family for decades. I would not hesitate to endorse John as a premier estate planning lawyer.


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Contact info

California Trust & Estate Counselors LLP

1224 Coast Village Circle, Suite 32

Santa Barbara, CA, 93108-2787


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2006 - Present
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationChairmanN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Montecito JournalMixing Business with 'Family Stuff'2006
California Trust & Estate QuarterlyRisky Business: Family Succession and the Rules of Professional Conduct2006
California Trust & Estate QuarterlyFrom Roles to Rules: A New Model for Managing Family Dynamics in the Estate Planning Process2004
Private Wealth AdvisorSuccessful Estate Planning: What Works and What Doesn't2001
California Transaction Forms: Estate PlanningGeneration-Skipping Transfer Tax1999
California Tranaction Forms: Estate PlanningReal Property Tax1999
California Trust & Estate QuarterlyFamily Enterprise Planning: The Forgotten Component in the Family Business Succession Plan1998
California Tax Lawyer MagazineBad Dreams May Be Real: The Generation-Skipping Tax Inclusion Ratio after the Final Regulations1996
UnknownHandling Postmortem Trust Administration: A Checklist1995
UnknownPost Mortem Trust Administration: A Checklist Approach1995
UnknownThe Value of Sustaining the Values1994
California Trust & Estate QuarterlyCalifornia Real Property Tax Issues with Estate Planning Transfers to Legal Entities and Making Gifts1993
California Trust & Estate QuarterlyFamily Limited Partnerships: A Client Primer1993
California Tax Lawyer MagazineSelected Solutions for Coping with Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Rules1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1974
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of California - Los AngelesN/AMBA1968
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Continuing Education of the BarEstate Planning & Administration: 17th Annual Recent Developments2002
California Tax BarsEstate Planning for the Family Business: The Non-Linear Approach2001
California Continuing Education of the BarEstate Planning & Administration: 16th Annual Recent Developments2001
Education FoundationSuccession Planning: What Works and What Doesn't?2000
California Tax BarsUse of Foreign Asset Protection Trusts in Estate Planning and Attendant Risks to Clients and Practitioners2000
California Continuing Education of the BarEstate Planning & Administration: 15th Annual Recent Developments2000
House Ways & Means Committee, Washington D.C.Increasing Taxpayer Compliance: A Discussionof the Negligence Penalty1998
California Education BarFunding and Administering Trusts after the Death of the Trustor1995
USC Federal Tax InstituteThe Value of Sustaining the Values1994
University of California Santa Barbara ExtensionEstate Planning for Financial PlannersN/A
Golden Gate University, Masters Degree ProgramFederal Tax ProcedureN/A
Education FoundationSuccesion and Multigeneration Strategic Planning for the Family BusinessN/A
California State Bar Tax SectionEstate Planning and Generation Skipping TaxesN/A
California State Bar Estate Planning, Trust and Probate SectionFunding and Administering Trusts after the Death of the TrustorN/A
California CPA Education FoundationThe Toboo Topics in Estate Planning and What to Do About ThemN/A

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