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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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Theresa Jamieson For many years, Theresa Jamieson wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps by pursuing a career in nursing. After obtaining her Associate of Science in Human Biology from Santa Ana College, she began... Read More
January 30, 2015
Mollie Hunter Girl Scouts of Orange County announced that software industry veteran Mollie Hunter has been named Chief Operating Officer of the 36,000 member nonprofit organization dedicated to building female lead... Read More
January 29, 2015
Anthony Chavez Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C., a leading transactional and litigation law firm based in Irvine, is pleased to announce that Anthony S. Chavez has joined the firm as an Associate. Chavez’s practice ... Read More
January 28, 2015
Luigi Ramirez Irvine-based accounting, auditing and tax consulting firm Haskell & White has promoted Luigi Ramirez to in-charge associate. In his new role, he will plan, supervise and execute audits in the manufact... Read More
January 28, 2015
Tracy Cuculic McLaughlin Irvine-based accounting, auditing and tax consulting firm Haskell & White has promoted Tracy Cuculic to audit manager. In her new role, she will perform quarterly reviews and year-end audits for publi... Read More
January 28, 2015
William Ramsey, AIA, LEED AP National architecture and planning firm KTGY Group recently named William Ramsey, AIA, LEED AP, a shareholder. Ramsey is a principal of residential design for the low density studio for Nevada. Ramsey... Read More
January 22, 2015
Brittany Choisnet National architecture and planning firm KTGY Group recently named Brittany Choisnet as CFO. Choisnet joined KTGY in 2003, and as Chief Financial Officer, Choisnet oversees the accounting, administrati... Read More
January 22, 2015
Alan Scales, AIA National architecture and planning firm KTGY Group recently named Alan Scales, AIA, a shareholder. Scales is a principal of residential design for the low density studio for the Southern California ma... Read More
January 22, 2015
James Pereyra NVISION Eye Centers, one of the leading providers of LASIK and cataract surgery in the U.S., has announced the promotion of James Pereyra to president. Pereyra will lead strategic growth and reinforce... Read More
January 22, 2015
SCOTT SPRINGBORN With more than 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Scott Springborn is excited to join forces with RPM Mortgage, Inc., a company that shares his belief in providing clients with the best ... Read More
January 21, 2015
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