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Education

LL.M. International and Financial Taxation 2017 – Boston University School of Law

J.D. 2013 – Loyola Law School

B.A. Political Science 2007 – University of California

Bar and Court Admissions

State of California – Admitted

U.S. District Court – Central District of California

U.S. Tax Court

Memberships

California Bar Association – Trusts & Estates Section

Japanese Bar Association

Korean Bar Association

Languages

Fluent in English, Japanese, and Korean

Michael L. Tajima

Associate Attorney 

+1 858.622.7878 main  

+1 858.622.0411 fax

michael@teeplehall.com

As an Associate Attorney at Teeple Hall, LLP, Michael Tajima handles a variety of legal matters in the Firm’s Tax, Private Client, and Corporate & Transactional Practice Groups, including work on domestic and international tax matters, estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and families, and mergers and acquisitions.

 

Mr. Tajima has been practicing law since 2014 and has experience in tax controversy, tax planning and structuring, and advanced estate planning techniques including representing clients in (i) income tax analysis and planning, (ii) implementing complex estate including self-settled trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, life insurance trusts, and foreign asset protection trusts, (iii) collection due process hearings, appeals, audit reconsiderations, U.S. Tax Court petitions, and Taxpayer Advocate Services (TAS) when appearing before the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board, and (iv) negotiating and drafting of contracts for both corporate and private clients.

 

Mr. Tajima holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, (International Comparative Politics) a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Boston University School of Law (International and Financial Taxation). Mr. Tajima’s professional memberships include the California Bar Association (General; Trust and Estates Section), the Japanese Bar Association and the Korean Bar Association. Mr. Tajima is also fluent in English, Japanese, and Korean.

Practice Groups
 
Representative Matters
  • Implemented complex estate including self-settled trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, life insurance trusts, and foreign asset protection trusts.

  • Represented clients in collection due process hearings, appeals, audit reconsiderations, U.S. Tax Court petitions, and Taxpayer Advocate Services (TAS) when appearing before the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board.

  • Represented client interest in negotiating and drafting of contracts for both corporate and private clients.