Dean Friedman joined Clark & Trevithick in 1988, specializing in a broad range of federal, state and local taxation law matters. He is our senior tax partner. Dean represents individuals, partnerships and corporations before the United States Tax Court, Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department. Dean advises clients on tax planning for business sales, acquisitions and reorganizations. He also consults on incentive and deferred compensation arrangements for executives. Dean is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Dean’s practice also includes estate planning, trust and probate administration (with a special emphasis on the succession of closely-held business and investment interests) and contested matters concerning trusts, estates and their fiduciaries and beneficiaries.
Dean’s professional affiliations include serving as past chairman and advisor of the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California, as a former member of the National Board of Directors, USC Marshall School of Business Alumni Association, and as a former member of the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board of the California Museum of Science and Industry. He also writes and speaks on federal and state taxation and estate planning topics for the State Bar of California, the California Continuing Education of the Bar, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the California Society of Certified Accountants and other professional organizations and publishers.
Dean’s interests include amateur radio (he holds an amateur extra class radio license and is a participant in the Volunteer Counsel Program of the American Radio Relay League), piano studies at the Colburn School, swimming, aerobic and weight training, literature, travel and religious studies. He is a native of Los Angeles.