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Ellis Wasson Rutan & Tucker LLP, Orange County’s largest full-service law firm, recently announced that seasoned attorney Ellis Wasson has joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate, Securities and Tax Section. Wasson's practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, taxation, tax litigation, and financings, as well as general corporate matters. He has represented clients in many high-stakes tax controversy cases before the United States Tax Court, California state courts, the State Board of Equalization and the Multistate Tax Commission, and in administrative appeals and protests before state and federal tax authorities. His diverse client experience ranges from counseling some of the largest worldwide food distribution companies to family-owned start-up companies and private equity funds. He has represented clients in the food import and distribution, medical products manufacturing and distribution, and real estate sectors, among others. Wasson comes to Rutan from Wasson and Simon, LLP, a tax and business law firm he founded in Orange County. Prior experience includes serving as a partner in the Orange County office of Gartenberg Gelfand Wasson & Selden, LLP, and previously as a partner in the Los Angeles office of Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley. Earlier in his career, he was a senior manager in the tax and mergers and acquisitions group of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He has taught national continuing education classes in the areas of tax planning for business start-ups, as well as partnerships and Limited Liability Company (LLC) taxation. He is an author of the California CEB Guides: Selecting and Forming Business Entities and Limited Partnerships.
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Daniel Gold Daniel R. Gold, managing partner at prestigious Southern California law firm Tredway Lumsdaine & Doyle LLP, was recently recognized for his expertise on National Advocates’ Matrimony and Family Law sp... Read More
September 15, 2014
John Rodriguez As BIM Manager, John oversees Fuscoe Engineering's BIM and Civil 3D Training Program company-wide as well as its Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) process, a merged approach to 3D BIM model project pl... Read More
September 15, 2014
Jennifer Keller Jennifer Keller has again been named to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal's list of "The Top 100 Lawyers in California." This is Keller's seventh appearance on the list. There are over... Read More
September 12, 2014
Sheila Ashrafi HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors is pleased to announce that Sheila Ashrafi, CPA, MSA has been promoted to Partner at the firm. HMWC is one of Orange County’s top 15 accounting firms and the largest in ... Read More
September 12, 2014
Jana Pesek Full-service branding and PR agency, Idea Hall, is adding Jana Pesek to its growing team. As a senior art director, Pesek will provide art direction to graphic designers and account teams, and offer i... Read More
September 08, 2014
Kristen Adams Full-service branding and PR agency, Idea Hall, is hiring Kristen Adams as production artist/graphic designer. In her new role, Adams will support the design studio's designers and ensure quality in f... Read More
September 08, 2014
Korina Kannedy Full-service branding and PR agency, Idea Hall, is expanding its creative team by adding Korina Kannedy. As design studio manager, Kannedy will manage the studio team members and creative quality. Kan... Read More
September 08, 2014
Carlos Martinez Carlos Martinez has joined Haskell & White, the Irvine-based CPA and business consulting firm, as its new Audit Manager. Carlos will be based in the firm's San Diego office, where he will bolster the ... Read More
August 26, 2014
Thomas Brockington Thomas G. Brockington of Rutan & Tucker, LLP, Orange County’s largest full-service law firm, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2015, which is the most respec... Read More
August 26, 2014
Randall Babbush Randall M. Babbush of Rutan & Tucker, LLP, Orange County’s largest full-service law firm, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2015, which is one of the most re... Read More
August 26, 2014
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