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Main Office

Main Office
3017 Douglas Blvd
Suite 105
Roseville CA 95661


(916) 939-3933


Petersen Law

Estate Planning

Petersen Law provides full estate planning services including revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney, transfer deeds, and healthcare directives along with trust administration,probate, and medi-cal and charitable gift planning.

Petersen Law was founded in 2009 by Debra Petersen. Debra has over 30 years of tax experience. In addition to her law degree, Debra holds a CPA license and LLM degree in Taxation.

Besides estate planning services, Petersen Law provides tax representation before the IRS, FTB, EDD, BOE and Tax Court. Petersen Law handles entity formation for corporations and limited liability companies and corporate compliance.

Estate planning work and entity formation services are done on a fixed fee basis rather than on an hourly basis so your cost is known before we begin the work. Tax representation services are provided on an hourly basis.

Please visit the Petersen Law website at or call (916) 939-3933 for a free consultation

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

Having taken accounting classes as an undergraduate, tax law was a natural avenue of pursuit. Debra specialized in tax law and received a Legal Masters in Taxation. She worked for nine years in the tax departments of two large accounting firms. At that time, she assisted clients with their estate planning and business succession planning.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Debra holds a Legal Masters in Taxation and has taught Tax Practice and Procedure at Pacific McGeorge. She has done extensive public speaking on tax and estate planning topics. She testified before a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate regarding tax shelters and has been a consult and expert witness on tax matters.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Petersen Law is competent and caring. We value our clients and we look for ways to provide our services in the most cost-efficient manner for the benefit of our clients.

Debra Petersen

Petersen Law

Debra knew from a young age that she wanted to be an attorney and to help people. She majored in English in college and took electives in accounting and computer science. In law school, she enjoyed her tax classes and the following year she received her Master of Laws in taxation.

Debra worked for nine years in the large accounting firms and then for 18 years with the Franchise Tax Board in the Legal Division. She has worked with a variety of clients from small start up companies to large multi-national corporations as well as individuals. She has done work for tax exempt organizations and enjoys charitable gift planning. Her passion though is helping every day people with avoiding estate taxes and probate. She enjoys having her own practice so she has the flexibility to serve a variety of clients.

Debra is a member of the California State Bar, Wealth Counsel, a network of over 2,500 estate planning attorneys, the Advisor's Forum, ULink and the Roseville Chamber of Commerce. Debra is an adjunct professor with Pacific McGeorge School of Law, teaching Tax Practice and Procedure.


Bar Number: 105251
California, 1982


McGeorge School of Law (University of the Pacific)
LL.M. in Taxation, 1983

McGeorge School of Law (University of the Pacific)
J.D. , 1982

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