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Jonathan E. Christianson

Jonathan E. Christianson / Shareholder

The Basics

My practice is devoted to transactional tax planning for individuals and closely held businesses.  I structure transactions involving the formation of business entities, transfers of investment assets or entire businesses.  Typical transactions are motivated by the client’s estate planning goals, a desire to minimize or defer tax on the disposition of property, and business succession planning.

Delivering for Clients

I have worked on a variety of projects for clients including the structuring of like kind exchanges, formations of closely held businesses, trust drafting and succession planning.

I love skiing, cycling and photography, but above all, spending time with my family (especially doing one of the above!).

  • Practices
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Tax
  • Education
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, LL.M in Taxation, 1995
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in Economics, 1987
  • Honors
  • Sacramento Magazine Top  Lawyer, 2016, 2018
  • Associate Managing Editor, Pacific Law Review
  • Bar Admissions
  • California

Detailed Practice Description

Jonathan Christianson’s practice focuses on tax planning for individuals and closely held business entities, including estate planning, business succession and real estate transfers. Jonathan advises clients on matters involving wealth transfers, and on the formation and operation of partnerships, limited liability companies, tax aspects of real estate transfers, sales and acquisitions, including tax deferred exchanges.

In every case, I try to put myself in the client’s shoes.  The best and most stable solutions are reached when there is open dialogue and trust among the parties.