Larsen & Risley

Larsen & Risley

Welcome to Larsen & Risley, Attorneys at Law

Firm Overview

Larsen & Risley represents a combination of preeminent tax law firms dating back to 1983 which has earned a reputation for providing superior legal services to both high net worth individuals and businesses alike throughout California. Specializing in asset protection, corporate and partnership law, federal and state taxation, probate, trust and estate administration, and sophisticated estate planning, Larsen & Risley has the expertise to handle even the most complicated cases, and has the reputation to prove it. A reputation we believe that stems largely from the Firm's rigorous hiring standards. In addition to their Juris Doctor (J.D.), many of our attorneys hold advanced legal credentials such as the Master of Laws (LL.M. - Taxation) and are CPAs, or CPA-qualified. Because of our commitment to hiring only highly qualified legal professionals, Larsen & Risley is able to serve its clients in a manner unparalleled by other law firms - we can handle the tough cases. In fact, many of the area tax attorneys call us for advice, earning Larsen & Risley a reputation as the Tax Lawyer's Tax Lawyers. Beside our commitment to legal excellence rests our commitment to you, the client. Larsen & Risley strives to provide its clients with the finest legal services available. We recognize that you have chosen to place your trust in us for a reason. Consequently, all of our employees - attorneys and support staff alike - work diligently to solidify your decision to work with us. ---------------------------- To the extent that any communication on this Web Site should be disclosed and construed as tax advice subject to Treasury Department Circular No. 230, please note that such tax advice is not intended to be used, and it may not be used, for the purpose of avoiding penalties which might apply, or for promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or counsel addressed by this correspondence. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and federally registered CFP (with flame logo), which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Main Office

Main Office
3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 720

Costa Mesa CA 92626


(714) 540-1770


Estate Planning

Larsen & Risley specializes in the design and implementation of comprehensive estate plans that most appropriately meet the needs and objectives of our clients.

Our estate plans typically include basic foundational documents such as wills, living revocable trusts, and durable powers of attorney for assets and health care. Specialized Trusts In order to achieve our clients' goals we commonly utilize some of the following trusts in our planning: -Asset Protection Trusts -Charitable Trusts -Irrevocable Trusts -Grantor Retained Annuity/Unitrusts -Personal Residence Trusts -Foreign Asset Protection Trusts Entities and Plan Structuring Our estate plans may also include the use of some of the following planning devices: -Family Limited Partnerships -Private Foundations -Employee Stock Ownership Plans -Corporate Recapitalizations -Private Annuities -Estate Freezes -Self Canceling Notes Larsen & Risley is highly effective at developing long-range estate plans utilizing combinations of these tools and devices and resolving tax issues while allowing the client to maintain control of assets, receive higher current income, reposition assets properly, and reduce current gift and estate taxes.Our

Gerald L. Larsen

Larsen & Risley

Practice Areas
-Federal Taxation
-State Taxation
-Estate Planning
-Corporate Law

California State University, Northridge, B.S., 1975

Law School
University of San Diego, Institute on International and Comparative Law; Stetson University, J.D., 1989; University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1990

1990, Florida; 1992, California; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California

Newport Harbor Bar Association; Orange County Bar Association; State Bar of California; The Florida Bar; American Bar Association; American Association of Attorney Certified Public Accountants; California Society of Certified Public Accountants (Member, Estate Planning Interest Group).

Certified Public Accountant: California, 1977; Texas, 1982; Florida, 1987. Certified Financial Planner, 1989.

ISLN 901080149


Stetson University
Juris Doctorate,

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