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Evan J. Gautier

EVAN J. GAUTIER is an associate at Ferruzzo. Evan earned his Juris Doctor and Certificate in Business Law Studies from Western State College of Law in 2014. While in law school, Evan served as a Judicial Extern for the Hon. Carl Biggs, of the Orange County Superior Court and as a member of Western State’s Honors Moot Court Team. He also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from Chapman University. In college, Evan worked for a local residential real estate broker, assisting with residential real property transactions and financing. In law school, he worked as a law clerk on bankruptcy, commercial real estate, and civil litigation matters.  As an attorney, Evan’s early legal career was spent practicing civil and business litigation. As a member of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, Evan assists with transactional tax planning, real estate, and merger and acquisition services. Evan is known for his enthusiastic and inquisitive demeanor, as well as his prompt and effective communication. Evan has authored numerous articles on law, tax, and personal finance topics, many of which have been published in California Tax Lawyer, Dough Roller, and Business Insider. He has also been a guest on the WJCU Radio Show, Minding Your Business.

Areas of Practice

  • Taxation Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Transactions
  • Contracts
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Oregon
  • United States Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Orange County Bar Association, Tax Section


Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Orange, CA, 2016
LL.M. in Taxation

Western State College of Law
Fullerton, CA, 2014
Juris Doctor

California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA, 2008
BA, Criminal Justice