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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.
July 17, 2013

 
Tiffany Lynch The California Association of Community Managers (CACM) has named Tiffany Lynch, vice president of community management for The Management Trust – Transpacific in Tustin, Calif., to the association’s ... Read More
July 30, 2014
Katie Wheeler Based in Irvine, Katie is a highly seasoned business development and consultative sales professional with a solid record of success of over 15 years in multiple industries. Her background includes 5 y... Read More
July 29, 2014
Monica Jeter Based in Irvine, Monica Jeter brings over 10 years of successful sales and Real Estate experience and has earned her Master’s Degree in Management from the University of La Verne graduating Cum Laude.... Read More
July 29, 2014
Deering Volkmann Viola Deering Volkmann-Viola, P.E., is promoted to Project Director at Hall & Foreman, Inc., a civil engineering, land planning, and surveying firm. She is a key player in the success of Hall & Foreman's in... Read More
July 29, 2014
Jody Hudson This week, Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County (AAOC) welcomes five-year Alzheimer’s advocate Jody Hudson, CTFA to its distinguished board of directors. One of Southern California’s premier nonprof... Read More
July 25, 2014
Brenda Teter Brenda K. Teter, director of communications for the California Association of Community Managers (CACM), has been appointed to the board of directors for the Orange County Chapter of the International... Read More
July 25, 2014
Tim Freudenberger Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP is pleased to announce that Founding Partner Tim Freudenberger, well known and respected for his defense of class action lawsuits, was named to Daily Journal’s li... Read More
July 24, 2014
Elliot Light has joined DryMaster, a provider of 24/7 emergency water and fire-damage restoration services, as its first director of sales and marketing. He is developing and implementing of strategic marketing an... Read More
July 24, 2014
Jonathan Holmes MUFG Union Bank, N.A., today announced that Jonathan Holmes has been named managing director and national sales manager for the Business Banking group. Mr. Holmes is responsible for developing strate... Read More
July 24, 2014
David Millett Dr. David Millett is the new director of the Epilepsy Program at Hoag Hospital. An accomplished neurologist who specializes in epileptology, Dr. Millett brings his extensive experience in building the... Read More
July 17, 2014
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