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The Schiller Law Group is the preeminent estate planning, business succession, and tax compliance firm, offering extensive expertise and value-added benefit to its clients. We represent clients throughout California, often assisting them with their most challenging issues. 


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  1. Estate Planning: 45%
  2. Tax: 35%
  3. Business: 10%
  4. Trusts: 10%

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Schiller Law Group, A Professional Law Corporation

3201 Danville Blvd, Ste 285
Alamo, CA, 94507


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Outstanding Teaching MaterialsCalCPA Education Foundation2011
Outstanding Teaching MaterialsCalCPA2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder & AttorneySchofield & Schiller1992 - 2003
Shareholder & AttorneyBurnhill, Morehouse, Burford, Schofield & Schiller1985 - 1991
ShareholderSchiller & Schiller1979 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
East Bay Estate Planning CouncilMember1987 - Present
East Bay Chapter Yosemite FundFounding Chairman1987 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
California State Bar, practice sectionAnticipating the Estate Tax Audit and Proving the Real Estate Valuation Case in Tax Court2000
BNA Estates, Gifts and Trust JournalIRS Studies Auger A New Age in Estate Planning: Change Your Practice of Become Obsolete,N/A
BNA Estates, Gifts and Trust JournalIRS Announces Guidelines for Advance Rulings on Partnerships vs. Co-Ownership Status: Significant Estate Planning and Income Tax Consequences from Unwanted Characterization,N/A
CEB, Real Property Law ReporterValuation Discounts on Sale of Fractional Interests in Real Property and Business Entities: Principles and ApplicationsN/A
Trusts and Estate MagazinePiercing the Partition Fiction for Fractional Interest ValuationN/A
Contra Costa LawyerAnti-taxidents in Estate Planning Prescriptions for a Healthy Estate PlanN/A
Judges & Lawyers Business ValuationAvoiding Field Audits of Estate Tax ReturnsN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaSurvey of IRS Attorney Views on Estate Tax Audit IssuesN/A
Trusts and Estates MagazineProzac and Estate Planning for FamiliesN/A
BNA Estates, Gifts and Trusts JournalBuy-Sell and Other Restrictive Agreements: Weaving the Fine Line Between Business Objectives and Estate Tax and the Importance of ConsistencyN/A
BNA Estates, Gifts and Trusts JournalGST Planning Without the Smoke and Mirrors: Benefits and Opportunities for Many Clients Overlooked by Their Estate PlannersN/A
BNA Estates, Gifts and Trusts JournaGST Planning Without the Smoke and Mirrors: Benefits and Opportunities for Many Clients Overlooked by Their Estate PlannersN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Golden Gate UniversityTaxationM.B.A.,N/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarGift Tax Returns2015
Palm Springs CE WeekAdvanced Issues: The Art of the Estate Tax Return2015
California CPA Education FoundationBusiness Succession Planning for the Closely-Held Business Owner2000
Tax Section of California State BarGST Tax Planning without the Smoke and Mirrors,1996