Mr. Houghton has practiced law since 1979 in the areas of taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and general business. Mr. Houghton is the Chair of the firm's Tax Practice Group. He has significant experience in corporate, partnership, individual, and real estate tax planning and transactions, business succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, and Federal, State, and local tax litigation, including tax proceedings before the United States Tax Court, the United States District Courts, the Federal appellate courts, the California State Board of Equalization, the California Franchise Tax Board, local tax boards and agencies, and the State's courts. Mr. Houghton also assists clients with general business matters, including business formations, acquisitions, reorganizations, and joint ventures.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Taxation Section's Executive Committee||Member||N/A|
|Hastings College of the Law, University of California||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|University of California - San Diego||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
|New York University School of Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||N/A|
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