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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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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
Scott Hay Scott W. Hay has been hired as vice president for Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, LLC (Bellwether Enterprise), the commercial and multifamily mortgage banking subsidiary of Enterprise Commu... Read More
August 26, 2014
Robert McDougall Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) appointed Robert McDougall as Retail Banking Executive. As an executive for retail banking, McDougall will take the lead for the retail consumer products and ... Read More
August 22, 2014
Abel Pomar Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) appointed Abel Pomar as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Pomar joins ECCU from Bank of America, where he was responsible for leading the de... Read More
August 22, 2014
Scott Bellizzi Commercial real estate broker Scott Bellizzi has joined the Orange County office of Hughes Marino, Southern California’s leading tenant representation firm. As Vice President, he will continue his wor... Read More
August 21, 2014
Ryan Baderian MUFG Union Bank, N.A., announced that Ryan Baderian has been named a managing director for the Business Banking group. In his expanded role, Mr. Baderian is responsible for managing all aspects of bu... Read More
August 21, 2014
Luis Arambula Luis Arambula, AIA, rejoins MVE + Partners, Inc. as Senior Associate Partner. Luis has more than twenty years of architecture and design experience, with a variety of assignments including high-rise, ... Read More
August 21, 2014
Daniel Gura Daniel Gura joined MVE + Partners, Inc. as the Director of business development. With more than a decade of experience in business development, real estate, and law, Dan possesses a keen knowledge of ... Read More
August 21, 2014
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