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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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Jim Auther The Orange County office of Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance announced that Jim Auther has joined as a Senior VP. Auther has over 35 years of experience in retail brokerage and development with a f... Read More
April 14, 2014
Pratibha Seth Working the night shift on the Orthopedic floor at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Pratibha Seth can be found carefully checking on her patients, ensuring they’re receiving the care they need. After 15... Read More
April 13, 2014
Jeremy Krout The Wooden Floor has appointed Jeremy Krout, President/CEO of Environmental Planning Development Solutions, Inc., to its Board of Directors. Experienced in multidisciplinary project management and red... Read More
April 09, 2014
Judith Posnikoff The Wooden Floor has appointed Judith Posnikoff, Co-Founder and Managing Director at fund-of-hedge funds firm PAAMCO, to its Board of Directors. Posnikoff's extensive financial and strategic backgroun... Read More
April 09, 2014
Wayne Pinnell Wayne Pinnell, Managing Partner of Irvine-based Haskell & White LLP, was presented with one of California State University, Fullerton – Irvine Campus’ Outstanding Teacher Awards at the inaugural Facul... Read More
April 07, 2014
Brian Buehler of Select Capital Corporation, the dealer manager for private offerings and public non-traded Real Estate Investment Trusts sponsored by Strategic Storage Holdings, LLC, has been promoted to national... Read More
April 07, 2014
James Furey Trumark Homes welcomes James Furey as VP of Land Acquisition, a veteran developer who has held management positions at three of the nation’s largest homebuilders overseeing land acquisition, dispositi... Read More
April 04, 2014
Tommy Nelson Stream Realty Partners hired Tommy Nelson as a VP in their Orange County office. Nelson will be charged with strengthening Stream Realty’s landlord office representation in the greater So Cal region. ... Read More
April 03, 2014
David Rowley Veteran commercial real estate professional David Rowley is the new president of the South Coast Metro Alliance, a business organization serving building owners, property managers, businesses and resi... Read More
April 01, 2014
John Redfield Faris Lee Investments, the nation’s largest retail-specialized investment advisory firm, has named John Redfield as director. Redfield will leverage his years of experience servicing private and inst... Read More
March 26, 2014
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