Gary Borofsky has been guiding business owners and other high net worth clients through the nuances of tax, business and estate planning strategies for over 40 years. With a certification in Taxation Law and degrees in Accounting and Business Administration, Gary is particularly adept at helping business owners navigate exit strategies and other major events. Gary has served continuously for several decades as general business or corporate counsel as well as estate planning counsel for many of his clients. He is astute and attentive to family dynamics, particularly as they relate to family owned or controlled business. As a consequence, he has represented multiple generations of his clients’ families.

Applying his broad background spanning law, tax and business, Gary specializes in designing, implementing and coordinating estate planning and business strategies. He addresses his clients’ estate planning and business planning objectives, including estate tax reduction, business succession planning, satisfying liquidity needs and charitable planning. Gary works closely with his clients’ other professional advisors to ensure every plan is comprehensive.

Gary is peer review and client rated “AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 / 5.0” on Martindale-Hubbell. He has been named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers® in 2004, 2005, 2006 and each year since 2008.

Education

  • J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1970
  • M.S., Accounting, University of California, Los Angeles, 1967
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of California, Los Angeles, 1966
    • cum laudebeta gamma sigma

Certification

  • Certified Specialist – Taxation, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1971
  • State Bar of California, 1971

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association: 1971 – present
    • Tax Section
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association: 1988 – present
    • Tax Section
    • Law Practice Management Committee, former chairman
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association: 1995 – present

Media & Publications

Publications

Honors & Awards

  • “The Best Lawyers in America®,” Best Lawyers, 2019-Present
  • “AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 / 5.0” Peer Review Rated and Client Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Southern California Super Lawyers,” Super Lawyers®, 2004-2006, 2008-2020

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February 1, 2018

Ten of the Firm’s Attorneys Selected to 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers

Robert Strauss was selected for Estate Planning & Probate and Closely Held Business; Neil Solarz for Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, and Tax: Consumer; Sussan Shore for...

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April 30, 2017

Nine of the Firm’s Attornys Named to List of 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers

Robert Strauss was selected for Estate Planning & Probate and Closely Held Business; Neil Solarz for Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, and Tax: Consumer; Sussan Shore for...

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April 15, 2017

Prince Died a Year Ago – His Estate Still in Limbo

Gary Borofsky’s article “Prince Died a Year Ago – His Estate Still in Limbo” was published in Forbes on April 14, 2017. The piece discusses...

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January 19, 2017

Why Uncle Sam is Prince’s Biggest Fan

Gary Borofsky’s article, “Why Uncle Sam is Prince’s Biggest Fan,” was published in Forbes’ “Legal Entertainment” column on January 18, 2017....

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July 19, 2016

Prince Estate: The Importance of Having a Will – Forbes

Weinstock Manion Shareholder and Director Gary Borofsky’s article “Prince Estate: The Importance of Having a Will” was published by Forbes on July 18, 2016. In the piece,...

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July 31, 2012

Two of the Firm’s shareholders interviewed for the American Airlines Business Show

Two of the Firm’s shareholders, Gary Borofsky and Sussan Shore, were recently interviewed for the American Airlines Business Show on their inflight radio program produced...

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