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Michael E. Shaff - Partner
 
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MICHAEL E. SHAFF

Partner, specializes in all aspects of federal income taxation. Mr. Shaff is co-author of the "Real Estate Investment Trusts Handbook" published by WestGroup. Mr. Shaff's practice includes all aspects of REIT taxation, related finance transactions and debt and equity offerings. Mr. Shaff practiced tax law for five years in New York City and for three years in another California law firm before founding the firm with Mr. Falk. Mr. Shaff also served as a trial attorney with the office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service for three years. Mr. Shaff is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a specialist in tax law. He is a member of the State Bar of California (Trusts and Estates Section), and the Massachusetts and New York bars. Mr. Shaff is the past chair of the Tax Section of the Orange County Bar Association.

Areas Of Practice:
Federal Income Taxation
Estate Planning
Corporate Law
Business Transactions
Taxation Law

Bar Admissions:
California, 1991
New York, 1980
Massachusetts, 1979

Education:
New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 1987
LL.M in Taxation

New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 1979
J.D.

Columbia College, 1976
A.B.

Birth Information:
July 31, 1954, Boston, Massachusetts

Contact:
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