Robert G. Fishman

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Biography

  • Bob graduated from law school in 1970 after a short tour of active duty in the U.S. Army. Bob began work in the tax department of the national accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand in Cincinnati, Ohio, and later in their New York City office.

    In 1974, Bob left New York and joined the Fresno law firm of Baker, Manock & Jensen to head up its tax practice. In 2000, Bob was a founding member of Fishman, Larsen & Callister.

Practice Areas

  • Bob’s expertise is in taxation, including corporate and partnership taxation, individual tax planning/consulting, real estate taxation, estate planning, and trusts and probate.

    Tax Representation

    Bob has represented individual and corporate taxpayers before the IRS in audit, appeals, tax fraud, and tax evasion cases.

    Sales & Purchases of Business

    In addition to tax cases, Bob has significant experience in sales, purchases and mergers of businesses, business formation and restructuring, real estate purchases, sales and exchanges, condemnation taxation, and sophisticated estate and business planning.

Professional Associations

    • Fresno County Bar Association
    • Fresno Estate Planning Council
    • The State Bar of California
    • Tree Fresno - former counsel
    • Fresno County Superior Court – past judge pro-tem judge
    • Woodward Park Homeowners Association – former officer and board member
    • Temple Beth Israel – former board member
    • Jewish Federation of Fresno – former board member
    • Foundation for Clovis Schools – former board member
    • Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture – former board member and counsel
    • Presidio Hill Condominium Owners Association, Monterey, California – former officer and board member

Bar and Court Admissions

    • California
    • United States Tax Court
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
    • Indiana

Publications

  • Bob is the author of numerous articles on taxation, published in periodicals including Journal of Taxation, Taxes Magazine and California Tax Lawyer.

    He is a frequent speaker on tax, estate planning, family business and condemnation taxation.

Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ of AV, the highest rating available.

    Certified Specialist in Taxation, as certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Speaking Engagements

  • Frequent speaker on individual and corporate tax issues, estate planning, family business and exempt organizations.

Education

    • New York University
      New York City, New York
      L.L.M. Taxation - 1975

    • Indiana University
      Bloomington, Indiana
      J.D. - 1970
    • Miami University Ohio
      Oxford, Ohio
      B.A. History - 1967

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