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Blaine M. Searle

Blaine M. Searle is a Senior Associate at FERRUZZO. He received a master’s degree in taxation from Georgetown University and regularly advises clients on matters involving federal income, gift and estate taxes as well as various state tax issues including California real property taxes. 

Mr. Searle represents clients in contract matters that arise in day-to-day business operations and has extensive experience in implementing mergers, reorganizations, acquisitions and sales of businesses.

Mr. Searle frequently counsels clients on various estate planning strategies from simple trusts to more complex estate planning including the use of qualified personal residence trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts, and transferring assets through family limited partnerships.

Areas of Practice

  • Taxation Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Transactions
  • Contracts
  • Estate, Probate & Probate Administration
  • Estate Planning, Trusts & Wills

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California - 2011
  • Orange County Bar Association - 2011
  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax Law Section - 2006
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Sections - 2006
  • American Bar Association, Tax Division - 2006

Education

Georgetown University
Washington, D.C., 2004
LL.M.

University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 2003
Juris Doctorate

Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah, 2000
BA, Political Science

Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah, 2000
BS, Russian