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Robert Hoffman
Featured Lawyer
Estate Planning Law

4640 Admiralty Way, STE 500, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

 

Tax attorney Robert Hoffman handles both domestic and international tax matters. He specializes in estate tax planning, income tax planning, and general tax litigation, and provides experienced legal representation for both closely held corporations and individuals, including high net worth and high income families. As an attorney who specializes in estate tax planning, Robert has extensive experience assisting clients with legal matters ranging from the preparation of wills and trusts to advanced healthcare directives and powers of attorney. For those who wish to provide a legacy of future financial support for disabled relatives, Robert can facilitate the creation of a robust special needs trust to keep your loved ones comfortable and secure.

West Hunsaker
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

7600 N. 16th St., Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85020

 

Jack S. Johal
Distinguished Lawyer
Estate Planning Law

2025 Hurley Way, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95825

 

Jack earned his J.D. from the New York University School of Law (1983). He is admitted to the Pennsylvania (October 27, 1981) and California (October 12, 1983) Bar Associations. Jack was awarded the Five Star Wealth Manager 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Award. In 2015, Jack was named as one of the Top Business/Corporate lawyers in Sacramento by the Sacramento Magazine. As a member of the Partnership Committee of the State Bar of California, Jack was extremely active in the development of Californias Limited Liability Company Act, the Uniform Partnership Act of 1994 and the California Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2008. He co-authored the lead article on limited liability companies in the October and December 1994 issues of the California Business Law Reporter. Jack co-authored the Tax Chapter of the Continuing Education of the Bars publication entitled Forming and Operating California Limited Liability Companies. In 1997, Jack co-authored Practicing Under Californias Version of the Revised Uniform Partnership Act for California Business Law News, the official publication of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. Jack also served as a Practice Consultant for the Limited Liability Company Chapter in the 1998 Matthew Bender book, California Legal Forms. Jack presented two seminars in 1997 for the Section Education Institute of the State Bar of California, Recent Developments in Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs and Drafting Partnership and LLC Agreements. In addition, Jack was a co-speaker on the topic of Fiduciary Duty Considerations in General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies at the Fourth Annual Spring Meeting of the State Bar of Californias Business Law Section in April 2003. He has also instructed courses for Golden Gate University-Sacramento on California property taxes. Jack taught Continuing Education of the Bar courses on Organizing and Advising Limited Liability Companies to California lawyers in November 1994, April and May 1995, April 1998, May 2000, and January 2009 in Sacramento, and in April 1999 and January 2009 in San Francisco. Jack also serves as a Professional Fiduciary (i.e., conservator)

Mark John Ignacio
Distinguished Lawyer
Estate Planning Law

7317 El Cajon Blvd, STE 256, La Mesa, CA 91942

 

Mark Ignacio attended the University of San Diego (USD), and graduated Magna Cum Laude in just three years with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and with minors in English and philosophy. During his time at USD, Mr. Ignacio served as the Undergraduate Writing Center Coordinator and tutor, in addition to leading various University Ministry activities. Mr. Ignacio returned to San Diego and enrolled at California Western School of Law (CWSL). While at CWSL, Mr. Ignacio served as a legal intern for the Legal Aid Society where he assisted clients with unlawful detainer issues and helped domestic violence victims acquire restraining orders against their aggressors. For his service, the State Bar of California awarded Mr. Ignacio with the Wiley B. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Services. Mr. Ignacio served as a legal intern at the Office of Counsel for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), handling complex government acquisitions and contracts matters. Mr. Ignacio graduated from CWSL in the top 25 percent of his class, along with earning an academic excellence award. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Ignacio serves as an officer for his family's residential rental business, serving several rental properties throughout San Diego County. Since he has worked in the residential rental business going back to his teenage years, Mr. Ignacio has acquired a wealth of knowledge about landlord-tenant law and real estate matters.

Brian S. Karpe
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

96 Oak St, Hartford, CT 06106, USA

 

In 1985, Attorney Karpe began practicing law in Colorado representing clients in personal injury and workers’ compensation matters. He returned to Connecticut in 1987 to begin practicing law in his home state. Upon admission to the Connecticut bar, Attorney Karpe practiced with a couple of small Connecticut law firms before embarking on a solo practice that centered on personal injury, workers’ compensation, real estate and criminal defense. At that time, he held several special public defender contracts in which he successfully defended clients charged with serious felonies such as assault, kidnapping, rioting in a correctional facility and sexual abuse. Attorney Karpe also has insurance defense experience with a Fortune 100 company overseeing the litigation of very large cases with exposures in excess of $500,000 and up through policy limits. Attorney Karpe has multi-jurisdictional and multi-faceted experience for effectively representing clients in personal injury, workers’ compensation, professional liability, family law and criminal law cases.