Estate and Tax Planning Attorney
I provide clients with cutting-edge estate planning (Including family trusts, irrevocable trusts and special needs trusts), trust administration, charitable giving and business services.
I have been engaged in private law practice in California since 1982, with an emphasis in the areas of estate and gift planning, tax planning, trust administration, probate, business and succession planning, and charitable giving. I have been designated as a Certified Specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law, and as a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. I am one of less than 63 attorneys in California (out of approximately 160,000) who have earned both these Board Certifications.
Among my specialties is that I am able to explain sophisticated and difficult concepts to clients in an easy-to-understand way, allowing clients to understand how various estate and tax planning techniques will affect their estate plans.
My peers have chosen me as a Top 100 Super Lawyer for Southern California since 2011, and I have been selected by my peers as a Super Lawyer for Southern California since 2009. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.
In addition to having been quoted and referenced in many magazines and newspapers across the country including Forbes Magazine, US News & World Report, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Entrepreneur Magazine, I have has authored over 65 articles and chapters in books on various estate and tax planning subjects.
I enjoy competing in running races and triathlons. I have run 13 marathons, including the Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Surf City and Silicon Valley marathons and have completed two Ironman triathlons, which consist of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run.
My wife, Laurie, and I co-founded Team Tisser Foundation (TTF), a non-profit corporation, which raises money for charitable causes. I raise money through my athletic training and racing. Through TTF, we have raised over $250,000 in donations for various charities, including the Aubrey Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Challenged Athletes Foundation. www.teamtisser.org
College/Pro Team: UCLA Track and Field
Chapter: Westlake Village (CrossBiz)
Specialty: Estate Planning
Preferred Contact: (818)226-9125