Bruce Mitchell Givner

Bruce Mitchell Givner

Of Counsel| KFB Rice, LLP | www.kfbrice.com
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Tax Law
  • California
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Biography

Listed as a SuperLawyer. Martindale-Hubbell Highest Rating AV Preeminent. Author of 110 articles in professional journals, chapters in professional treatises and books for professional societies. 43 years of practice in (i) ordinary income tax planning; (ii) reducing, deferring and eliminating capital gains taxes; (iii) eliminating estate taxes; (iv) planning for protection from future plaintiffs; and (v) potpourri of international tax, real estate tax, Tax Court, Probate Court, and estate planning.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President
Givner & Kaye, A Professional Corporation
- Current
Federal and state tax law, including estate planning, estate tax planning, retirement plans, asset protection planning; represent taxpayers before the California Franchise Tax Board (audits, protests and SBE appeals) and the Internal Revenue Service (audits, appeals, Tax Court).
Education
New York University School of Law
LL.M. | Tax
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Activities: Sampling every ethnic cuisine in the Village. Watching the Lakers win the NBA title. Going to Orange Julius.
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Columbia Law School
J.D. (1976)
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Activities: Important leisure activities included walking from 116th street to 45th and Broadway, taking the Circle Line Tours, visiting Lincoln Center, and going to the Journalism School to read out-of-town newspapers to check on UCLA basketball games (no internet back then).
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. | History
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We would watch the games at Pauley Pavilion, and then rush back to the dorms to watch the re-broadcast on TV. How long would it take the other team to call its first timeout? At 2 minutes when the score was 12-1?
Activities: Avid basketball fan as the Bruins went 117-3 (4 NCAA titles) in 4 years under the legend, the Wizard of Westwood.
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Professional Associations
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Taxation Section. Estate and Probate Section.
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California State Bar  # 73354
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Charitable Lead Annuity Trusts May Make You Yawn, But They Work
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Anticipating Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Anticipating Joe Biden’s Proposed Capital Gains Tax
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Use It Or Lose It: The Newly Doubled Estate And Gift Tax Exclusion
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Mitigating The New Limit On Home Property Tax Deductions
Los Angeles Daily Journal
“To C Or Not To C?” Is The Question Under The New Tax Law
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Planning Under The New Tax Law: Relax
Los Angeles Daily Journal
It’s Not Too Late To Find Ways To Reduce Your Taxes
Los Angeles Daily Journal
California On The Brink Of Fixing Its Broken Tax System
Los Angeles Daily Journal
California Needs To Create A Court Devoted To Tax
Los Angeles Daily Journal
The Problem With An Underfunded IRS
Los Angeles Daily Journal
What Upcoming Tax Proposals Mean For California Taxpayers
Los Angeles Daily Journal
IRS to increase scrutiny of `micro captive’ insurance companies
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Respected Tax Judge Indicted For Duping Tax Authorities
Los Angeles Daily Journal
IRS Rules May Eliminate All Valuation Discounts
Los Angeles Daily Journal
New Law Clarifies When IRS Gets More Time To Audit
Los Angeles Daily Journal
IRS Could Shake Up Special Valuation Rules In Coming Weeks
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Battle Continues Over How Post-Death Events Affect Value
Los Angeles Daily Journal
IRS Continues To Battle An Important Estate Planning Tool
Los Angeles Daily Journal
International Estate Planning Easier With New E.U. Rule
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Discounts of family entity interests threatened
Los Angeles Daily Journal
LLCs Take A Back Seat To Limited Partnerships In 2014
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Same Sex Marriage: Taxes And Real Estate
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Another View Of The IRS Scandal
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Websites & Blogs
Website
KFB Rice, LLP - Firm Website
Contact & Map
KFB Rice, LLP
12100 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 245
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Telephone: (310) 307-3441
Fax: (310) 307-3944
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)