Zachary B. Whitman

Mr. Whitman is a member of Berliner Cohen’s Business and Tax Department. Prior to joining Berliner Cohen LLP, Mr. Whitman worked for a boutique firm in Menlo Park focusing on business formation, mergers and acquisitions and various rounds of venture financing. Upon moving to California, Mr. Whitman served as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable…

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Jay Landrum

Mr. Landrum’s corporate practice emphasizes business transactions, including entity formation, buy-sell agreements, and financing transactions (venture, private and debt), as well as day-to-day legal representation. Mr. Landrum frequently serves clients as counsel in acquisition and merger transactions, including purchases and sales, asset and stock acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures, and also in technology transactions, such…

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David A. Bellumori

Mr. Bellumori practices in the areas of tax and general business matters for a wide range of corporate and individual clients in the firm’s Tax and Corporate Group.  He represents clients in a variety of transactions, from matters of corporate and partnership taxation to like-kind exchanges and tax controversies.  Prior to joining Berliner Cohen LLP,…

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Anthony DeJager

Mr. DeJager began working at Berliner Cohen LLP in 2015.  Mr. DeJager’s primary focus is in estate planning matters, including wills, living trusts, insurance trusts, complex trusts, charitable trusts, family partnerships, and other estate administration areas.  Mr. DeJager is closely tied to the local agribusiness community through family, clientele and personal passion; he cares deeply…

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Steven L. Hallgrimson

Mr. Hallgrimson has over forty years experience representing a variety of clients in commercial real estate transactions, and partnership and joint venture planning.

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Michael B. Ijams

Mr. Ijams has advised clients for over 37 years in business and civil litigation matters.  His practice includes business, real estate, and civil litigation, contract and real property law, advising businesses, corporations, and partnerships, and creditor representation in bankruptcy matters.

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Kevin F. Kelley

Mr. Kelley has over 30 years of experience in representing a variety of clients from closely held family businesses to large venture funds, investing in real estate, as well as publicly traded companies. This representation has included succession planning for family businesses, formation of all different types of closely held entities, 1031 exchanges, purchases and…

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Leslie Kalim Mchugh

Ms. McHugh has handled a broad range of complex corporate and real estate transactions throughout her years of practice. Her clients include large businesses as well as smaller family owned business interests. Ms. McHugh’s practice areas include business planning, formation, and business transactions as well as real estate, estate planning, probate and trust administration. Prior…

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Charles W. Volpe

Mr. Volpe represents a wide variety of clients in tax law matters, including estate planning and probate, family partnerships, private foundations, limited liability companies and partnerships, and tax planning for sales and exchanges.

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Jerold A. Reiton

Mr. Reiton represents a variety of clients, individuals, organizations and corporations in business matters ranging from formation, merger, reorganization, acquisition and sale transactions, as well as the negotiation and preparation of business and technology related agreements. He also handles tax controversy related matters before the Tax Court, Bankruptcy Court, United States District Court, and California…

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Tyler A. Shewey

As a member of Berliner Cohen’s Tax and Corporate Group, Mr. Shewey counsels individuals and business entities on a wide range of tax and business matters.  Mr. Shewey’s tax practice includes both tax transactions and tax controversy before the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Tax Court, Franchise Tax Board, California State Board of Equalization, and…

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Aaron M. Valenti

As a member of Berliner Cohen’s Tax Group, Mr. Valenti counsels individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies in a variety of matters, ranging from qualified small business stock to mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Valenti has a particular expertise in providing federal and state income, property and documentary transfer tax advice in connection with real…

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Corporate Formation, Mergers & Acquisitions

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Corporate Formation, Mergers & Acquisitions In addition to forming the entity, we help with all necessary filings and obtain all essential permits and licenses, as well as other organizational issues. Post-formation, we assist with preparing and updating minutes of board of directors and shareholder meetings, LLC and partnership agreements and amendments, and other documentation and…

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Taxing Issues: How to Handle Three Hot Issues for 2014

Tyler A. Shewey, Berliner Cohen attorney, recently authored an article in Smart Business Online, focusing on “Taxing Issues: How to Handle Three Hot Issues for 2014.” Smart Business spoke with Shewey about three tax issues that are receiving more attention in 2014 from the IRS: sales and use taxes, IRS Offer in Compromise, and foreign…

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ABC Visits San Jose City Hall

The Attorneys, Bankers and CPAs “FallFest” will take place on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at the San Jose City Hall Rotunda, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Berliner Cohen is pleased to support the organization as a sponsor of the event. For registration information, click here.

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ABC “Springfest” Goes to the Zoo

The Attorneys, Bankers and CPAs “Springfest” will take place on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, 1300 Senter Road (at Storey Road) in San Jose, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Berliner Cohen is pleased to support the organization as a sponsor of the event. For registration information, click here.

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ABC “Springfest” at ACM Aviation

The Attorneys, Bankers and CPAs “Springfest” will take place on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at ACM Aviation (Mineta San Jose International Airport’s former site of the 94th Aerosquadron), from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Berliner Cohen is a sponsor of the event. Click here for registration information.

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Drafting Corporate Agreements 2009

Roberta S. Hayashi will be a featured speaker at the Practising Law Institute’s upcoming program, Drafting Corporate Agreements 2009, in San Francisco, California.  This program is essential for practitioners to help them identify issues and effective and creative solutions to address those issues when drafting agreements in complex business transactions. For registration and additional information, click here.

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