Paul Frederic Marx: Lawyer with Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Paul Frederic Marx

Costa Mesa,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone(714) 641-3434

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate/Securities/Tax
  • Trusts/Estates
  • Tax
University University of Southern California, A.B., cum laude
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, LL.B., cum laude
Admitted1957, California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California; U.S. Claims Court; U.S. Tax Court

Memberships Associations
•American Bar Association
•Orange County Bar Association
•Orange County Estate Planning Council

Community Affiliations
•Past Chairman of the Board of Governors, Orange County Community Foundation
•Past President, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County, Inc.
•Past President, Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County
•Past President, Child Guidance Center of Orange County


Mr. Marx is a Certified Specialist, Taxation Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is the senior trusts and estates partner at Rutan & Tucker, a member of the firm's corporate-tax section, and the partner in charge of the trust, estate, and tax litigation practice groups. He has been named as one of the best tax and trusts and estates lawyers in America in Best Lawyers in America since 1995 and has been recently named by them as the Best Lawyer of the Year for Trusts and Estates in Orange County for 2014.

Mr. Marx has over forty years experience as a tax, trusts and estates lawyer. His primary practice areas include estate planning, income tax planning, estates and trusts administration, representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, the California State Board of Equalization, and the California Franchise Tax Board, and tax litigation in the U.S. Tax Court, Federal District Court and U.S. Claims Court. His clients have included individuals, trusts, estates, tax exempt organizations, and closely held businesses including corporations, limited liability companies, joint ventures and partnerships.

Awards & Honors
•Southern California Super Lawyer 2004-2014
•Best Lawyers of America, 1995-2015


8/18/2014 Eight Partners At Rutan & Tucker, LLP Named To 2015 List Of Best Lawyers In America
1/17/2014 Twenty-one Rutan & Tucker, LLP Partners Named 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers
8/26/2013 Nine Partners At Rutan & Tucker, LLP Named To 2014 List Of Best Lawyers In America
10/10/2012 Nine Partners At Rutan & Tucker, LLP Named To 2013 List Of Best Lawyers In America
9/1/2011 Nine Partners At Rutan & Tucker, LLP Named To 2012 List Of Best Lawyers In America
1/20/2011 Nineteen Rutan &Tucker Partners Named “Southern California Super Lawyers” for 2011
10/1/2010 Nine Partners At Rutan & Tucker, LLP Named To 2011 List Of Best Lawyers
11/4/2009 Nine Partners At Rutan & Tucker LLP Named To 2010 List Of The Best Lawyers In America
1/30/2009 Twenty-four Rutan & Tucker Partners Named “Southern California Super Lawyers”


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Office Information

Paul Frederic Marx

611 Anton Boulevard, Suite 1400
Costa MesaCA 92626-1931


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