Practice Areas:

Estate Planning (Trusts and Last Wills and Testaments) and Funding
Business Structures, Maintenance and Planning
Non-Profit Organization and Maintenance
Federal Income, Gift and Estate Tax Planning
Charitable Planning
Probate and Trust Administration
Probate and Trust Litigation (Enforcing Grantor desires / Beneficiary rights)
FBAR and FATCA reporting
Healthcare Directives
Powers of Attorney
U.S. Tax Controversies
IRS Representation


Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1996
Regis University, Double B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration, cum laude, 1986


Attorney at Law – Nevada (1996)
Attorney at Law – Colorado (1997)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Nevada (1997)
U.S. Supreme Court (2003)
U.S. Tax Court (2007)

Certified Public Accountant – Nevada (1990)

Community Service:

Board Member, Lutheran Social Services of Nevada (2004-Present) – President 2008
Board Member, Nevada Legal Services (2011-Present) – Chair of Finance Committee
Nevada Legal Services – Advocate for Low Income Individuals in U.S. Tax Court
Commissioner, Clark County Housing Authority (2008-2009)


Clark County Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants (Member, Litigation Support Committee; Chairman, Legislation and Political Action Committee, 1998-1999)

Publications – Contributing Author:

‘Changes to the Probate Code that Affect CPA’s Payment of Professional Fees’,” Vol. 38, 2 The Silver State CPA 9 (1998); ‘Generation Skipping Transfer Tax: Sophisticated Estate Planning Strategies for the Advanced Practitioner in Nevada’,” National Business Institute (1998); ‘Litigation Support: When an Expert’s Opinion is Discoverable’,” Vol. 37, 4 The Silver State CPA 12 (1997); ‘Delaying Income Tax When Selling Property’,” The Apartment Insider (1997). Speaker: Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure-Expert Witness, 1998 and Nevada Discovery and Evidence Rules, 1996, Litigation Support Committee, Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, Pro Bono Training; ‘Preserving your Job Through your Employer’s Wealth’,” Internal Management Accountants, 1997; ‘CPAs in Court: Court Rules that Affect Expert Testimony’,” CPA Education Association, 1997.


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