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John Arao

Partner

Overview

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.

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D.
  • Harvard University, Physics, A.B.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Bar Admissions

  • California

Recognition

  • 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

Affiliations

  • 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