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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 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, including private foundations and public charitable organizations.

Concentration
  • Taxation of individuals and business entities
  • Wealth-transfer planning to mitigate estate and gift tax
  • International estate, gift, and income tax planning
  • Business tax planning, including mitigation strategies and reduction of California income tax
  • California property tax planning and mitigation
  • Trust and probate administration
  • Litigation and dispute resolution involving wills, trusts and other testamentary instruments
Education

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
Associations

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