Bob DeMeterâ€™s practice focuses on business, tax and estate planning. He counsels clients on the formation, capitalization and reorganization of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. He is certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in taxation law. Bob has represented companies of all sizes and from all sectors of the Southern California economy. He provides his clients with innovative corporate and tax savings ideas. He represents clients in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, the California Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization and the Employment Development Department. He also counsels family business owners on estate planning and on successful transitioning of business ownership between generations.
Since 2005, Bob has been named every year a â€œSouthern California Super Lawyer,â€ representing the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Southern California, as selected by his peers in an extensive nomination and polling process conducted by Law and Politics and published in Los Angeles Magazine.
Before joining Clark & Trevithick, Bob was a shareholder of another prominent Los Angeles-based law firm where he served as co-chair of the business and real estate department.
Bob has served as chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization of the California State Bar and its Taxation Law Advisory Commission. He is also a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the Taxation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker for professional and trade association organizations on tax, business and employee benefit topics.