Ellis R. Stern

Ellis R. Stern

Partner
Location:
Encino, California
Phone:
818-758-3940
Fax:
818-758-3950
Email:

Mr. Stern is a Certified Specialist in both Taxation Law, and Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law with the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. His practice concentrates on matters relating to taxation law, trusts, estates, business transactions, and real property transactions. His broad background includes experience in academia, as well as private practice. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching Federal Estate and Gift Taxation at the University of San Diego School of Law (Masters of Law program). Mr. Stern earned a J.D. from Tulane University in 1974 and a L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University in 1975. He also holds a B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Prior to entering law school, Mr. Stern served as a Special Agent in U.S. Army Intelligence.

He was admitted to the state bar of Florida in 1974 and the state bar of California the following year. In 1976 Mr. Stern was admitted to U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Two years later he was admitted to U.S. Tax Court.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Business Transactional
  • 10% Taxation
  • 50% Estate Planning and Administration

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Taxation Law, California Board of Legal Specialization, 1981
  • Probate, Estate and Trust Law, California Board of Legal Specialization, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1975
  • Florida, 1974
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1974

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1974
    • Honors: Tulane University Moot Court Board
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M.
    • Major: Taxation
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1968

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, San Diego University School of Law, 1983
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University San Fernando School of Law, 1982

Honors and Awards

  • Rated A.V. Preeiminent by Martindale-Hubbell, 1991 - 2017
  • Super Lawyer Southern California Super Lawyers List (many)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1976 - 2017

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army Military Intelligence, Special Agent, 1968 - 1971

Ancillary Businesses

  • Trustee of numerous private and charitable Trusts

Languages

  • English