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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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Aileen Lee Project Access has tapped Aileen Lee to manage the daily operations of the nonprofit’s Irvine, Meadowbrook, Palms, Park Vista, Sorrento Tower, Warwick Square, Westminster, and Cypress Villa family res... Read More
May 14, 2015
Maria Stearns Maria Stearns, a Partner with Rutan & Tucker, LLP, Orange County’s largest full-service law firm, has been named, for the second year in a row, one of California’s top women lawyers for 2015 by the Da... Read More
May 14, 2015
Victoria Betancourt Coneybeare Cleantech founder Victoria Betancourt is hosting an inaugural Coneybeare Cleantech Leaders Conference May 14 in Irvine's Eureka Building. The conference will take place 9 a.m. to 7 p.m, and... Read More
May 01, 2015
Jeff Shepard Jeff Shepard of Hughes Marino will participate in a Real Estate Market Perspectives panel discussion with other industry leaders for the RMA Orange County on May 21, 11:15 am at the Pacific Club, Newp... Read More
April 30, 2015