Walt is a partner in the firm's taxation and business groups, where his practice focuses on corporate and business transactional matters, with a particular emphasis on federal income tax matters associated with a business transactional practice. Walt’s practice also focuses heavily on sales and acquisitions, including mergers and other tax free reorganization transactions involving closely-held companies doing business in California and throughout the United States. The “m & a transactions’ Walt handles are often the result of succession planning for family-owned businesses, which is another area of focus of his practice.
In recent years, Walt has also devoted significant time to expert consultant and witness work in complex income tax and federal estate and gift tax cases. A member of the firm since 1978, he is a former member of the Tax Law Advisory Commission of the California Board of Legal Specialization. Walt has authored or co-authored numerous publications dealing with income tax matters, and he lectures frequently before trade and professional organizations.
New York University School of Law; LL.M., Taxation (1978)
Pepperdine University School of Law; J.D., cum laude (1977)
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; B.A., Political Science (1973)