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Richard A. Block, Esq., is an Estate Tax Attorney with 50 years of experience providing legal counsel and representation in taxation law, estate planning, and business law for individuals, businesses, and charitable organizations throughout Southern California. As an emeritus California Certified Tax Specialist (having been certified for 45 years) and former U.S. Treasury attorney in the office of the chief counsel to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), he uses his experience and skills to the maximum benefit of his clients.
Mr. Block graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (A.B. Cum Laude), Harvard Law School (Honors Seminar in Taxation of Corporate Reorganizations) and Georgetown Law Center (Master of Laws in Taxation). He clerked for the Honorable Herbert Banks Cohen of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and served four years as an Attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel to the Internal Revenue Service at the National Office in Washington, DC. Mr. Block has served as an adjunct tax law professor at Golden Gate University and the La Verne School of Law.
Mr. Block is admitted in California and may practice before all the courts in California, the Federal District Court for the Central District of California and the United States Supreme Court.
- Representation Before the IRS and other Administrative Agencies for Tax Debt Relief
- Income Tax Considerations
- Business Formation Tax Considerations
- Estate Tax Planning and Asset Preservation - property tax, income tax, pension plans, charitable giving, gift taxation, insurance trusts, special needs trusts, dynasty trusts, and other tax and family concerns
- Tax Deductions for Personal Collections of High Value
- Property Tax / Real Estate Tax
- Federal or State Tax Contributions from Personal or Public Investments
- Gift Taxation in Estate Planning
- Charitable Giving
- Nonprofit Organizations / Business Tax Exemptions
Coleman & Horowitt, LLP is a Civil Litigation and Transactions Firm. It provides a wide variety of services to businesses and individuals through its two departments. By concentrating in these areas, members of the firm have become exceptionally proficient in dealing with all phases of preventive law, litigation, alternative dispute resolution and the negotiation and preparation of documentation to meet the needs of today's businesses. The firm has a varied client base ranging from small family operations to large, publicly traded corporations.
Darryl Horowitt, Esq. has conducted all phases of litigation in the areas of Banking, Business Disputes, Securities Fraud (class action and individual), Construction, Real Estate, Environmental, Casualty Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Commercial Collections, from initial client contact to settlement, mediation, arbitration and trial - court and jury (State and Federal Court) and administrative proceedings (before the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture, National Labor Relations Board, California Department of Fair Housing and Employment, Worker's Compensation Appeals Board and Agricultural Labor Relations Board).
Mr. Horowitt has also assisted in transactions, including incorporation, purchase and sale agreements, secured and unsecured transactions, and employment contracts. In the field of alternative dispute resolution, he has served as an arbitrator (for the American Arbitration Association, NASD Regulation, Inc., Better Business Bureau Dispute Resolution Center, and the Fresno and Madera County Superior Courts), mediator (privately and for the Better Business Bureau Dispute Resolution Center), special master (for Judge James Ware, United States District Court, Northern District of California) and judge pro tem (Fresno County Courts).
Firm's Areas of Practice Include
Banking Commercial Real Estate Business Casualty Insurance Defense Construction Litigation and Transactions Insurance Coverage Environmental Law Commercial Collections Personal Injury Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation, arbitration and mini-trials) Estate / Tax Planning