Harry Gordon Oliver II

Harry Gordon Oliver II

Our clients come from the Bay Area and across the globe seeking advice in personal estate planning, tax planning, tax litigation, international tax matters, and real estate tax matters

Firm Overview

I have practiced tax and trust and estate law since 1979 as an attorney and as a certified public accountant prior to that. I assist clients with all aspects of tax matters as well as trust and estate matters.

Example cases

I have successfully represented taxpayers before various tax authorities. I have also represented clients with respect to their sophisticated and complex estate and trust matters.

Main Office

101 Montgomery Street 27th Floor

San Francisco CA 94104


(415) 896-5774


(415) 896-2049


Free Initial Consultation?

I generally meet with potential clients for a free half-hour consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Occasionally, I will quote a flat fee if the task is readily defined so that I can estimate what a fee should be.

Hourly Rates


Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

May Sene

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

Cantonese is spoken by my staff.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Just plain luck!

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I believe that it is beneficial for clients to educate themselves with respect to legal and other matters relating to their activities. It is my goal to help my clients with respect to various legal matters whether they are knowledgeable about the subject matter or not.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I often review documents prepared by other professionals, and occasionally documents prepared by clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I assist clients in whatever way they request, as long as it is legal. I particularly enjoy coaching clients in learning to represent themselves with respect to various issues.

Harry Gordon Oliver II

Harry Gordon Oliver II

I began working with the Internal Revenue Service in the early 70s, and worked for Big Eight accounting firms before commencing the practice of law.

All my work experience and education is directly in the areas that I practice presently. That results in informal continuing education.

My strength is my unique conceptual understanding of the law of my practice - tax, trust and estate law.

I am easy-going and sincere but driven to provide my clients with a timely solution.

Personal interests:

My personal interests include family, friends and fishing.


Bar Number: 88023
California, 1979


San Francisco Law School
J.D., 1979

Golden Gate University
M.B.A., 1974

San Jose State University
B.A., 1966

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