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Scott is the Chairman and founder of the Firm's International Tax Group and focuses on income, gift, estate and pre-immigration planning for domestic, nonresident alien and multinational individuals, families, and their business entities. Scott has over 20 years of experience in tax, trust and estate matters and business planning for high net-worth individuals and business entities seeking to minimize their global, Federal and California state taxes. Scott also has vast experience in probate and trust administration, trust and probate litigation, and the structure and formation of nonprofit entities.

  • Wealth-transfer planning to mitigate estate and gift tax
  • International estate, gift, and income tax planning
  • Individual and business tax planning, including mitigation strategies and reduction of California income tax (formation of incomplete nongrantor trusts (“ING”) and Spousal Lifetime Access Nongrantor Trusts (“SLANTs”))
  • California property tax planning and mitigation
  • Trust and probate administration
  • Litigation and dispute resolution involving wills, trusts and other testamentary instruments

LL.M., Taxation, University of San Diego School of Law, 1999

J.D., Whittier Law School, 1998
cum laude

B.A., University of California, Riverside, 1995

Bar Admissions State Bar of California, U.S. Tax Court

Certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Member, Trusts and Estates Section of California State Bar

Awards & Recognition
  • Recognized as a "Southern California Rising Star" by Los Angeles Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010