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Yahnian Law Corporation Provides Legal Services In The Following Areas
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D. STEVEN YAHNIAN is an Attorney/CPA/CFP® with an LLM in Taxation (New York University) and Master of Science in Taxation* (UCLA, with Distinction).  He is a USC graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and also a graduate of Loyola University of Los Angeles School of Law (JD, Dean’s List, all semesters). Mr. Yahnian is also one of the few California Attorneys designated by the California State Bar Board of Specialization as a Certified Specialist in both Taxation Law and also Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.

*Equivalent (UCLA Extension)

Legal services and solutions throughout California

“The lawyer is one of the critical elements in any business. He is a full-fledged team member, and many times he captains the team. Hence, he must be well qualified….One good lawyer is worth a dozen bad ones; a good lawyer is one of the most important and critical players on your … team…”
Mancuso’s Small Business Basics by Joseph R. Mancuso, a publication of Small Business Sourcebooks

“There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’   plan. Each situation is different. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that online legal services and generalist or mill attorneys,  are for the most part, one size fits all, and are not designed to save taxes or protect the consumer of legal services. Only an experienced business, tax, asset protection planning, real property and estates  attorney knows the difference and how to design, prepare, implement and operate a customized plan appropriate for a given client.STEVE YAHNIAN, Attorney/CPA/CFP, Yahnian Law Corporation

“The lawyer is one of the critical elements in any business. He is a full-fledged team member, and many times he captains the team. Hence, he must be well qualified….One good lawyer is worth a dozen bad ones; a good lawyer is one of the most important and critical players on your … team…”
Mancuso’s Small Business Basics by Joseph R. Mancuso, a publication of Small Business Sourcebooks

“There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ entity or transaction. Each situation is different. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that online legal services and generalist or mill attorneys, are for the most part, one size fits all, and are not designed to save taxes or protect the owner. Only an experienced Asset Protection, Business, Estates, Real Property and Tax  (ABERT) attorney knows the difference and how to design, prepare, implement and operate a customized entity or transaction or provide legal  representation appropriate for a given client. And, often, an attorney who is also a CPA and a CFP® provides even more comprehensive, complete, wide ranging, and in depth analysis and services to the mix.STEVE YAHNIAN, Attorney/CPA/CFP®, Yahnian Law Corporation

Other attorneys and CPAs said our case was a certain loser when we went to see them about representation, but Yahnian Law Corporation took over the matter and won it for us.” Tom

For our clients throughout the state of California and those who have determined they have a need to retain legal counsel for the following, YAHNIAN LAW CORPORATION  provides legal services in the following legal specialties:

  • Asset Protection Planning;
  • Business Law and Planning;
  • Business Sales and Purchases/Mergers & Acquisitions;
  • Business Succession Planning;
  • Estate Planning and Administration;
  • Real Estate Law and Planning;
  • Tax Law:
    • Tax Planning;
    • Tax Opinions;
    • Tax Free Exchanges;
    • Tax Rulings;
    • Tax Litigation; and
    • Tax Debt Resolution;

YAHNIAN LAW CORPORATION services clients located in cities and places such as Visalia, Fresno, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Bakersfield and many cities in between as well as beyond. Utilizing cutting edge technology, YAHNIAN provides metropolitan character, sophisticated,  legal services to clients of all magnitude, from individuals to small business and closely held corporations, modest in size to multi-millions of dollars in assets and income.

Find out why it is beneficial to hire an Attorney/CPA: ATTORNEY/CPA advantages

Also, see the following YAHNIAN websites for Estate Planning and Tax information


Professional History

Steve began his career as an accountant with one of the International Accounting firms preparing Business, Corporate, Individual and Trust income tax returns, and performing tax research and planning, saving firm clients substantial tax dollars.

He then moved to Visalia, where he was employed by local law firms to provide tax, estates, real estate and business law services. In that position, Steve Yahnian represented hundreds of clients, designed, prepared and implemented hundreds of estate plans, researched and prepared thousands of tax opinions savings clients substantial sums in taxes, and designed, formed, organized and implemented numerous Corporations, LLCs, partnerships, real estate transactions and other business deals.

Steve Yahnian applies his Business, Estates, Real Estate, Tax and Asset Protection planning and counseling skills in his law practice, representing clients in matters involving each of the above areas, saving them substantial tax dollars and ensuring an effective plan that will withstand challenge.

You should never assume that you can prepare your own estate plan, or use online document preparation companies or programs to prepare legally effective and optimized, customized plans and documents. Each client is different and online or other programs that assert that a one size fits all approach is appropriate is not true. A one size fits all approach can lead to expensive litigation and family disputes. It can also lead to exposure of assets to creditors and asset predators.

You need a lawyer who can ensure that your legal document, design, planning, formation, organization and implementation is correct, optimized and effective. Steve Yahnian is your strong advocate, working hard to protect your rights and achieve your goals

As you click on the above tabs and various links on this site, you will find information, including articles, alerts and developments concerning the following core areas of law:

  • Business Law and Planning
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Sale and Purchase of Businesses
  • Tax Free Corporate Reorganizations
  • Tax Free Corporate Separations
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Estate Planning (Domestic & International)
  • Probate
  • Estate and Living Trust post death administration
  • Living Trusts
  • Real Estate Law and Planning
  • Tax Law Planning (Domestic & International)
  • Tax Resolution, Defense & Litigation

You will also find information concerning D. Steven Yahnian, including a streamlined biography, practice specialties, activities and interests.

YAHNIAN LAW CORPORATION is a Visalia based Business and Corporate, Estate Planning and Administration, Probate, Real Property, Asset Protection Planning and Tax Law firm. We represent numerous business, estate, real property owner and tax clients on various matters from sales, to leases to defense against the government. We perform business planning, estate planning, asset protection planning, real property law planning and tax planning among other legal services.

Mr. Yahnian brings years of experience to these areas. He has provided legal services to more than a thousand clients over the years, including individuals, corporations, LLCs, partnerships, trusts and estates.

Mr. Yahnian has advised upon thousands of business and real estate transactions, provided business and real estate planning and prepared thousands of business and real estate documents including the formation of numerous entities, prepared numerous estate plans, and saved his clients substantial tax dollars through tax planning and tax defense services.

Steve Yahnian has been a member of the California Bar since 1980. He is a Certified Specialist as determined by the California State Board of Legal Specialization in the areas of Tax Law and Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

Mr. Yahnian also is a California CPA providing accounting, tax return preparation, business consulting, financial planning and related services though his separate accounting firm, DSA ACCOUNTING  and a CFP® (providing financial planning services as part of D. Steven Yahnian dba DSA ACCOUNTING).

Mr. Yahnian has a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Mr. Yahnian also has a Certificate in Taxation from UCLA (awarded with Distinction).

Mr. Yahnian practiced public accounting for many years including the preparation of hundreds of income, gift and estate tax returns. He also provides financial planning services to his clients during that time. Finally, Mr. Yahnian has prepared and reviewed numerous financial statements. As a result, Mr. Yahnian brings an experienced accounting and financial perspective to the legal services he provides to his clients.