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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

 
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
James Morris James L. Morris, a Partner with Rutan & Tucker, LLP, Orange County’s largest full-service law firm, has been selected as one of California’s top labor and employment lawyers for 2014 by the Daily Jour... Read More
July 16, 2014
Taylor Arnett CapRock Partners, a private commercial real estate investment firm based in Orange County, California, today announced that Taylor Arnett has joined the company. Arnett brings more than a decade of ex... Read More
July 16, 2014
Jeff Santoni Concentrating on expanding its hospitality portfolio, Trigild – a San Diego-based real estate firm specializing in property/asset management and fiduciary services – has appointed Laguna Niguel's Sant... Read More
July 09, 2014
Lindy Herman Lindy M. Herman, senior associate at Fish & Tsang LLP, was named to the prestigious Southern California Super Lawyers® 2014 Rising Stars list. Herman specializes in all aspects of domestic and interna... Read More
July 09, 2014
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