John Arao practices tax planning for business transactions.
He is a frequent lecturer on tax issues and a teacher of taxation courses at the University of California at Irvine and the California State University at Los Angeles.
- Yale Law School, J.D.
- Harvard University, Physics, A.B.
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Named in The Legal 500 US in Domestic Tax, published by Legalease Limited and John Pritchard (2018 edition)
Named "Southern California Super Lawyer" in Tax by Thomson Reuters (2004, 2006)
Named in The Legal 500 US in Tax, published by Legalease Limited and John Pritchard (2010 edition)
Highest "AV Preeminent (5 out of 5)" Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Member [Former Chair, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (1994–1995), Real Estate Tax Committee of the Taxation Section (1993–1994)], Los Angeles County Bar Association
Former Member, Executive Committee, Taxation Section, State Bar of California
- Former Editor, Taxation Section of the State Bar of California, California Tax Lawyer