Mason J. Sacks

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Author: Books: "Modern Tax Planning Checklists," Warren, Gorham & Lamont, Inc., 1977; "Doctor's and Dentist's Concise Guide to Tax and Estate Planning Opportunities," Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1979; "Federal Tax Deductions," Warren, Gorham & Lamont, Inc., 1983; Articles: "A Practitioner's Guide to Depreciation Under the ADR System," Income Tax Techniques, Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., 1977; "Professional Corporations: Protecting Corporate Status for Federal Income Tax Purposes," The Review of Taxation of Individuals, Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter 1978; "An Estate Planning Tool: Severance and Re-Creation of Joint Tenancies," The Practical Lawyer, Vol. 24, No. 5, July 1978; "Inter Vivos and Testamentary Trusts," Estate Planning for the General Practitioner, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1979; "Who Can Be The Trustee?," In Brief, Vol. 20, No. 1, Spring 1983; "Some Recurring Questions Concerning The Use of Trusts," In Brief, Vol. 23, No. 2, Fall 1986; "Living Trust Holds Number of Real Advantages Over Will," The Business Journal, Vol. 5, No. 28, November 1987.

(Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Contested Wills
  • Living Trusts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
408-358-4400  Phone
408-725-7518  Fax
University Attended:
Stanford University, A.B., with great distinction, 1971
Law School Attended:
Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1974
Year of First Admission:
1974, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1974, California; 1978, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1976, U.S. Tax Court; 1979, U.S. Supreme Court
Santa Clara County (Chairman, Tax Law Section, 1979); Bar Association; The State Bar of California (Member, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section).
( Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization )

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Cupertino, California

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