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Belan Kirk Wagner is the Managing Partner of Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP. Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP is a full-service law firm providing both transactional and litigation services. Belan Kirk Wagner is head of the taxation and transactional department which practices in a variety of areas.


He provides expert legal services in the following specialties:

  • Tax Planning and Controversy Resolution

  • Real Estate

  • Business Planning and Controversy Resolution, including Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Estate Planning, Probate and Asset Protection

  • Tax Exempt Organizations

  • Deferred Compensation and ERISA Compliance

  • Health Law

  • Expert Witness and Consulting Expert in the above fields

With over 35 years of in-depth experience in business, taxation, real estate, estate planning and controversy work, coupled with the support of other firm lawyers, Belan has developed a unique practice designed to provide multi-dimensional legal services to the business owner, executive or individual who must comply with today’s complex legal system. Belan provides direct representation to clients as well as acting as an expert resource to client’s primary attorneys, accountants, financial advisers and other representatives.



Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 35%
    40 years
  2. Tax: 35%
    40 years
  3. Business: 30%
    40 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP

1350 Treat Blvd., Suite 400
Walnut Creek, CA, 94597



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorGolden Gate University School Of Law2000 - Present
Managing PartnerWagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP1976 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Comstock ClubN/A1999 - Present
International Association of Financial PlannersN/A1985 - Present
California Society of Certified Public AccountantsAttorney Member1982 - Present
Sacramento County Bar Association, Tax Law SectionAdmitted1980 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAdmitted1976 - Present
American Bar AssociationAdmitted1976 - Present
State Bar of California, Taxation Section, Executive CommitteeVice Chair1988 - 1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1976
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of California - Santa BarbaraPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
RTRP WebinarPartnership Tax and Disguised Sales2013
RTRP WebinarPass-Through Liabilities and Federal Tax Treatment: Resolving Complex Issues2012
Probate and Estate Planning SectionHome Mortgage Forgiveness in California2012
California Society of Certified Public Accountants Real Estate ConferenceWorthless Partnership Interest & Related Tax Issues2011
2011 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar & California Tax Policy ConferenceUSING BUSINESS ENTITIES IN ESTATE PLANNING: Transferring Interests in Entities2011
2010 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar & California Tax Policy ConferenceDisclaimers and Formula Clauses – The Good, the Bad, and the (Very) Ugly2010
Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar & California Tax Policy ConferenceThe Credit Crunch – Does it Make Cents to Abandon a Partnership or LLC Interest that is Worthless?2008