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B.J. Susich / Of Counsel

Detailed Practice Description

B.J. Susich’s corporate practice involves advising businesses on such issues as entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property matters, executive compensation, financings, joint ventures, succession planning and the formation and management of nonprofit entities. B.J.’s tax practice includes both tax planning and tax controversy services, including representing clients in a variety of income tax, sales tax, use tax, payroll tax and property tax disputes with federal, state and local agencies.

A good lawyer helps clients manage risk, but does so with an eye for expanding client opportunities.  Telling a client that they should not do something is seldom the right answer, as there are frequently other ways of achieving the client’s objective.  I enjoy being creative in these types of situations.  Sometimes the best solutions are the least obvious.

The Basics

I help clients buy, sell, merge, form, finance and transition businesses, as well as assist with various operational issues encountered along the way. Frequently tax issues are wrapped up in the business issues, and I advise from that perspective as well.

Delivering for Clients

Serving as President of the Sacramento County Bar Association (“SCBA”) has been a highlight for me.  I enjoyed leading the organization, and being the eyes, ears and mouth of Sacramento County’s 8,000 attorneys.  Our local bar is generous with both time and resources, and through the SCBA we are collectively a strong voice for justice in the community.

I live on a small farm.  There are goats, horses and chickens. I like to joke that I have not bought an egg in 12 years.  If I am not at the farm or the office, you will probably find me on the river fishing.  I also enjoy teaching at our local universities.

  • Practices
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Tax
  • Education
  • New York University, Executive Master of Laws in Taxation (E-LL.M.), 2014
  • University of California, Davis, School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management, M.B.A., 2006
  • Humboldt State University, B.S., Business Administration, Accounting, 2000
  • Honors
  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012 – 2016
  • Sacramento Magazine 2016 Top Lawyer
  • Sacramento Business Journal, 40 Under 40 Award, 2011
  • UC Davis, King Hall School of Law: Moot Court Board Member; UC Davis Business Law Journal Staff Editor
  • UC Davis Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award
  • Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Licensed as a California Certified Public Accountant
  • Licensed as a Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Former President and Second Vice President, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Former Chair and Vice Chair, Sacramento County Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Former Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer, Sacramento County Bar, Business Section
  • Former Chair and current Bylaws Committee Member, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Budget Committee Chair, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member, California Society of CPAs
  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member, Metro EDGE
  • Visiting Professor, UC Davis School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, UC Davis Graduate School of Management
  • Former Adjunct Professor, McGeorge School of Law

Articles and Presentations

Presentations

2015

“Business Law Updates for CPAs and Financial Professionals,” Boutin Jones Inc., Presenter

“Non-Profit Board Member Fiscal Responsibilities,” Sacramento County Bar Association, Presenter.

2014

“Business Law Updates for CPAs and Financial Professionals,” Boutin Jones Inc., Presenter

“Business Law Practice: 34th Annual Recent Developments,” Continuing Education of the Bar, Moderator/Panelist

2013

“Accounting for Bankruptcy Attorneys,” Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, Presenter

“Audit Response Letters:  What Attorneys Need to Know,” Boutin Jones Inc., Presenter

“Accounting for Lawyers,” Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Section, Presenter

“2012 Tax Cases: A Year in Review,” Sacramento County Bar Association, Taxation Section, Presenter

“Business Law Updates for CPAs and Financial Professionals,” Boutin Jones Inc., Presenter

“Business Law Practice: 33rd Annual Recent Developments,” Continuing Education of the Bar, Moderator/Panelist

2012

“Tax Law Updates &Tax Tips for Soon to be Graduates,” UC Davis Tax Law Society, Presenter

“Business Law Updates for CPAs,” Boutin Jones Inc., Presenter

“Business Law Practice: 32rd Annual Recent Developments,” Continuing Education of the Bar, Moderator/Panelist

“Accounting and the Law,” Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law Section, Presenter

2011

“Careers in Tax Law,” UC Davis School of Law, Tax Law Society, Panelist

2010

“The One Hour MBA,” Metro EDGE, Presenter

“Accounting and Economics for Attorneys,” Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Section, Presenter

“Accounting for Lawyers,” Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Section, Presenter