Russell Stanaland

Business, Tax & Estate Planning Attorney in San Francisco

Attorney Profile: Russell Stanaland

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Russell-Stanaland_optMr. Stanaland provides client services from the firm’s various offices in the San Francisco Bay area.

Mr. Stanaland brings to the clients of Stanaland & Associates a unique expertise, and insights gained from being both a practicing attorney and a board-certified public accountant (CPA) in the State of California. His expertise is so unusual that he has been an adjunct professor of law at Golden Gate University since 2002.

Furthermore, Mr. Stanaland holds the distinction of being “Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization” and “Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.” Such a combination of skills and experience is highly unusual, and particularly valuable in the current difficult economic environment, where everything should be viewed in the context of its tax implications. Additionally, Mr. Stanaland has served and is available for services as an expert witness in taxation and accounting.

Mr. Stanaland’s biography includes not only the attainment of his CPA certification in 1993, but also authoring the following important works:

  • “Valuation Discounts After Estate of Nowell v. Commissioner: A Clear Formula for Reducing Estate Taxes,” 30 Golden Gate U.L. Rev. 679, 2000
  • “Employee’s Use of a Vehicle,” LexisNexis Tax Advisor
  • “Estate and Trust Residency for California Income Tax Purposes,” Matthew Bender Tax Insight Series
  • “California Property Tax Reassessment in a Declining Market,” Matthew Bender Tax Insight
  • “California Income Taxation of nonresidents, Source of Income,” Matthew Bender Tax Insight Series.

Admitted:  2001, California; 2003 U.S. Tax Court

Education:  Golden Gate University, J.D., 2001; New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, University of Florida, B.A., 1977; Golden Gate University, M.S., Taxation, 1991

Memberships:  American Association of Attorneys and CPA

State Bar of California - California Board of Legal Specialization