My Advice: “SEE A GOOD ATTORNEY AS SOON AS A TAX CONCERN APPEARS”
In 1997, Mike received the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a directory that rates attorneys nationally. Only 9% of the attorneys nationwide receive this rating. He has been listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1999. Mike is also listed in the National Registry of Who’s Who 2000.
Mike has more than 35 years of experience as a tax law specialist. He received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 1973, and his M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 1983. Mike is a member of the State Bar of California, Tax Sections, Estate Planning, Real Estate, and Pass Through Entities. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Estate Planning Council of Long Beach.
A strong commitment to community has led Mike to involvement with several key organizations in Long Beach. Currently, Mike is Vice President of the Long Beach Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He served as Chairman of ChildNet, a non profit corporation dedicated to helping disadvantaged children and their families. He is a judge advocate for the Long Beach Yacht Club, and chaired the club’s prestigious Congressional Cup in 1998. Mike is a past president of Buffum’s Downtown YMCA, the Long Beach Marathon and past chairman of Memorial Medical Center Foundation of Long Beach.
Mike served in Viet Nam as first lieutenant, 101st Airborne, Infantry Platoon Leader. He has two grown sons, Greg and Chris, and lives in Long Beach with his wife, Sally and their son Nicholas. Mike has two grandsons, Eric and Brett.