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Justin Betance
Charter Member
Tax Law

7777 Center Ave, Suite 450, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647-9145

 

Mr. Betance started his legal career as a law clerk in the Law Offices of Anita Pieratt during his tenure in law school. While there Mr. Betance participated in every facet of Ms. Pieratt’s cases, and as a result gained an in depth understanding of legal strategy, procedure, and the following areas of substantive law: Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Corporate Formation & Compliance, Real Estate, Probate, Business & Employment, Tax, Criminal, and Bankruptcy. In addition to the practice of law Mr. Betance is a Principal and has served as Chairman of The Precision Companies, a Financial Services Company that has served Southern California as a Real Estate Brokerage, Insurance Brokerage, and Business Advisory firm for the past decade. Mr. Betance is a licensed Real Estate Broker, Insurance Broker, and holds FINRA series 7 and 66 licenses. Mr. Betance earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the Paul Merage School of Business (University of California at Irvine), where he concentrated on Finance and Accounting, and he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Vicky Boladian
Charter Member
Tax Law

11900 W Olympic Blvd, STE 400, Los Angeles, CA 90064

 

Vicky Boladian is a 1997 graduate of the Boston University School of Law who is licensed to practice law in California and worked with “Big Five” accounting firms Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young before joining Aerlex in 2008. Ms. Boladian has not only been selected as Super Lawyer every year since 2014, she has also been honored as one of the Top 50 Female Attorneys in Southern California by both Super Lawyers and Pasadena Magazine. Ms. Boladian, a practicing attorney for 18 years, has developed a strong expertise in the complex field of tax law. As the Chief Executive Officer and Tax Specialist at ATS, Ms. Boladian represents Aerlex clients seeking aircraft sales and use tax exemptions, challenging property tax assessments and facing audits by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board. Ms. Boladian is a frequent lecturer on aviation tax matters and has spoken numerous times to the National Business Aviation Association, the Aerlex Private Aviation Seminar Series, the CalCPA Education Foundation and has appeared as a guest on radio talk shows. Ms. Boladian also assists the National Business Aviation Association with state tax updates for multiple states as well as providing guidance on California state tax issues.

Gregory Boots
Charter Member
Tax Law

218 Main Street Suite 462, Kirkland, WA 98033

 

Greg Boots, Esq., RICP, CFEd graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law in 1997. Greg is the founder and CEO of Executive Wealth Solutions, LLC. Greg works with clients nationwide on executive wealth accumulation, non-qualified plans, retirement income planning, and college funding. He has extensive experience working with professional practices on executive compensation and business continuation goals. Greg has authored numerous books and articles on financial topics. Greg has also served as a professional reference for Entrepreneur Magazine and is featured in the Entrepreneur’s Almanac

John Brusniak Jr.
Distinguished Lawyer
Tax Law

17480 Dallas Pkwy, STE 210, Dallas, TX 75287

 

Property Tax Law and Litigation John Brusniak, Jr. is the dean of Texas property tax litigation. He was licensed to practice law in 1976, His early career involved general litigation and appellate work in both the federal and state courts until he was handed his first property tax matter. It arose prior to the implementation of the current property tax system in 1982. Following a week long jury trial, his client received a substantial reduction in tax value. The city of Dallas and the Dallas Independent School District appealed the results, and the Dallas Court of Civil Appeals, en banc, handed down only the second favorable taxpayer decision in the court's history. With the implementation of appraisal districts, John transitioned his law practice to focus solely on the representation of taxpayers in disputes with appraisal districts and taxing authorities. John was a partner in two of the largest law firms in the state of Texas prior to starting his own firm in 1992. Over the years, he has filed thousands of lawsuits in district court across the state, the vast majority were settled, but quite a few were tried. He has been involved in over 45 appeals to the courts of appeals across the state of Texas and two appeals to the Texas Supreme Court, both of which were successful. The first case resulted in a portion of the Texas Tax Code being declared unconstitutional while the second resulted in a portion of the Texas Tax Code being found constitutional. The second case involved two other law firms and resulted in the largest property tax refunds ever ordered in the history of the state. John's clients have ranged from local businesses to Fortune 100 companies, farms and ranches, owners of airplanes, railroads, trucking companies, car dealers, heavy equipment dealers, oil and gas interests, and religious organizations, schools, hospitals and many other exempt entities. John has, over the decades, personally hired lobbyists in Austin to assist with making improvements to property taxpayer access and rights under the Texas Tax Code. He has also helped taxpayers and their lobbyists amend provisions of the Tax Code to solve problems of unfair taxation that were not covered by the Code. Over the decades, John drafted many bills, spent thousands of hours meeting with members of the legislature and their staffs and testifying before legislative committees. John received his undergraduate degree in Accounting cum laude from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, completing his degree in three years. While there, he served all three years in student government, included terms as Freshmen Class President and Student Body President. John received his juris doctor degree cum laude from The National Law Center of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., completing the degree plan in two and one half years. In recognition of his scholastic abilities, he was admitted into the Order of the Coif. At the request of the court, he served an extended clerkship with the United States Claims Court in Washington, D.C. John helped start and develop the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys. He served as its President for more than 20 years. John works with lawyers from this group and many other fine property tax attorneys around the United States. John has been recognized continually as a Texas Superlawyer and as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He was honored with the Wayne Peveto award by the Real Estate Center of Texas A&M University “in recognition of outstanding contributions in the Texas property tax profession,” and with an lifetime achievement award from the Texas Oil and Gas Association “in recognition of [his] service and contribution in the field of property taxation in Texas.” John has served as the Chair of the Property Tax Committee of the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas, the chair of the Property Tax Committee of the Real Property Committee of the American Bar Association, and the chair of the entire Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas. John serves on the board of directors of the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association.

Leonard Clark
Charter Member
Tax Law

1215 Buckley Dr, Jackson, MS 39206, USA