Santa Clara County, California Tax Lawyers
Lisa joined Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling in 1994 and became a Partner in 1999. She earned her law degree from Santa Clara University. Lisa devotes much of her time to cases involving wealth transfer planning, business succession, tax planning, tax litigation, charitable planning, and a variety of other trust and probate matters. She has published a variety of legal treatises and presented her work before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and Treasure Dept. Lisa frequently speaks and educates the public regarding estate and tax planning issues. She consistently ranks as one of the top lawyers in her field.
John Erik Fraker is the chair of the Charitable Planning & Philanthropy Practice Group for Ainer & Fraker, LLP. Specializing in high net-worth estate planning, philanthropy, and asset protection, John excels at providing sophisticated financial solutions and advanced charitable techniques that help individuals reduce taxes, provide a lasting legacy, and strengthen the familyâs core identity. Prior to co-founding Ainer & Fraker, LLP in 2002, John handled the investment and insurance needs of high net worth families as a fee-only financial planner in the affluent Brentwood Santa Monica area of Los Angeles. Additionally, he worked as Business Development Officer for the...
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Oakland, CA 94607
Clarence J. Ferrari is a founding partner of Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling. He primarily handles cases involving business and tax planning, with an emphasis on business planning and wealth transfer for families, individuals, and closely-held companies. He has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in business transfers, generation-skipping transfers, creating sophisticated estate plans, charitable trusts, life insurance trusts, and more. Mr. Ferrari also understands the state and federal tax implications regarding estate plans and business transactions. He is a certified specialist in taxation.
Lucy Zheng is a California licensed attorney, experienced in individual tax debt relief, DUI law, family law, personal bankruptcy filings, and tenant evictions. Prior to forming her own practice, Lucy worked at a law firm handling multiple client cases all throughout Northern California. She witnessed the strengths and weaknesses of a larger law firm, and thus determined she could best provide her clients with the personalized attention and service that they deserve by starting her own practice. Lucy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Law in only 3 years, from the University of...
Mr. Burgess is a partner of the Business Law Group. His practice focuses on the needs of small and medium sized businesses. His goal is to listen carefully to his clients, recognizing that each person and business is different. He then seeks to fashion practical, creative, and cost effective solutions to best fit each client's particular circumstances. He is able to offer the personal attention, customized service, and efficiency that often are lacking from the mega law firms. Mr. Burgess seeks to build long-term relationships with clients, becoming a key member of their business teams. To that end, he...
John joined Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling in 1999 in the tax, trust, and estate division. He completed his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law and earned his LL.M in Taxation from the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. He primarily handles cases in the areas of income, estate, gift taxation, wealth transfer, post-death trust administration, and probate. He is well-versed in many state and federal tax matters and implications regarding estate planning tools and business structures. John frequently presents in legal seminars regarding tax law.
Michael Wiesner practices in the firm's tax and M&A groups. His work includes a focus on corporate transactions and cross-border entity structuring. He regularly advises on the tax aspects of multi-step mergers and acquisitions, including Internal Revenue Code section 351 investments in conjunction with mergers, section 355 spin-offs in conjunction with acquisitions, and complex sale/redemption structures. His other interests include the US tax consequences of foreign employers' Incentive Stock Option (ISO) plans, the tax aspects of stock grants under section 83, and private equity fund tax structuring. Mr. Wiesner's clients include individuals and businesses located in the US, India, Switzerland,...
MARRIED AND FATHER OF NINE, GRANDFATHER OF SIXTEEN; CITY COUNCILMAN FOR MORGAN HILL, CALIFORNIA; MEMBER OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY TRANSPORTATION BOARD - CHAIRMAN FOR TWO YEARS; BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR GO KIDS A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION PROVIDING LOW COST CHILD CARE FOR 25+ YEARS.