Steve Yahnian is a Business & Real Estate Law Attorney, a CPA (California) and a CFP®. He has handled and advised upon literally thousands of business, real estate and tax matters.
STEVE YAHNIAN is an Attorney. Through YAHNIAN LAW CORPORATION he provides legal services.
He is also a California CPA. Through his separate accounting firm, DSA ACCOUNTING he provides traditional accounting and tax return preparation services. As a CPA he is knowledgeable concerning accounting and tax matters, which do arise in nearly every business and real estate transaction.
Mr. Yahnian is also a CFP®. As a result, he is cognizant of and applies financial planning principles when providing business, real estate and tax planning services to his clients.
YAHNIAN LAW CORPORATION and STEVE YAHNIAN have a track record of proven success, having handled a large number of business, real estate and tax matters and successfully represented numerous matters. See our SUCCESS STORIES.
Mr. Yahnian is both a California State Board of Legal Specialization Specialist in Taxation Law and Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law;
Few attorneys and no non lawyer CPAs have the California State Bar Tax Specialist designation;
As of 2015, there were fewer than one hundred attorneys in the state of California with both California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization designations
Yahnian is Also a CFP®
That means he has particular financial planning knowledge that works as a different perspective to the discovery and solution to business, real estate and tax issues and problems.
As a CPA and a CFP®, he has significant familiarity with tax, accounting, business, insurance, annuity, and retirement plan matters, both from a legal and non legal standpoint. He can converse knowledgeably with your accountant and your financial planner, insurance advisor and realtor or other representative as they combine to help plan your real estate transactions or deal with real estate issues, tax, business matters and related financial affairs. As a CPA he understands the accounting issues that apply to your real property.
For your business and real estate matters and planning that also involve tax issues, Tax Attorney/CPAs provide protection of client communications.
As a rule, what you tell me is protected from discovery by third persons, the IRS and other taxing agencies when when we handle business and real estate transactions.
CPAs, Enrolled Agents, and other tax advisors do not provide such protection, except for tax civil matters.
Whatever you tell your CPA is discoverable in regular litigation matters.
Most Business and Real Estate attorneys do not understand and do not practice Tax Law. Instead, they compound the fees paid by their clients by referring or deferring them to CPAs or other tax advisors. However, Steve Yahnian is a Business Tax Attorney and engages in tax consulting and planning on a regular basis.
Analyzing and solving tax problems often requires knowledge of business law, property law, and estate law.
Tax Attorneys have this knowledge and experience.
CPAs, Enrolled Agents and other tax advisors usually do not.
CPAs, enrolled agents and other tax advisors usually do not have knowledge of criminal tax matters.
Business and Real Estate attorneys who are also Tax Attorney/CPAs routinely provide Asset Protection Strategies planning, counseling and implementation to their business, real estate and tax clients.
The average attorney and Non attorneys usually do not.
Most attorneys and non attorneys are unaware of what asset protection planning is or how it might apply to a given client.
Business and Real Estate Attorneys, who are also Tax Attorney/CPAs, can recognize or spot other legal or accounting issues and make recommendations for solution or planning that the average attorney and non attorney tax advisors often do not.
Sometimes the Best Business and Real Estate Solution Involves Application of Business, Tax, Estates and Real Estate Law Principles
STEVE YAHNIAN is also a Estate Planning and Tax Attorney
The most effective Business and Real Estate Practitioner is often an Attorney/CPA who is also a Tax and Estates lawyer.
Those other areas of law often come into play in Business and Real Estate law analysis, transactions, planning and resolution.
The New York University LLM in Taxation is an advanced course of study program in Taxation.
It has been ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report since 1992, the year the rankings began.”
Mr. Yahnian completed the UCLA Tax Certificate program and was awarded his certificate ‘With Distinction’. The UCLA Tax Certificate Program offers graduate level tax courses that are equal to those offered in Master of Science Taxation Programs across the United States.
Mr. Yahnian has been a California licensed CPA since 1984. He has prepared thousands of tax returns, and performed accounting services for his clients since that time. As a CPA, Mr. Yahnian is uniquely situated and skilled in dealing with the accounting and tax aspects of Business and Real Estate Law matters. One advisor, many perspectives, better solutions.
Being a California State Bar Certified Specialist also means that in this day and age of complex tax laws impacting just about any transaction, including planning and defense against the taxing authorities, he is uniquely positioned to advise you upon and prepare plans or defend you. Being a California State Bar Certified Specialist also means that in this day and age of complex tax laws impacting just about any transaction, including real property transactions and also anticipating and planning and defense against the taxing authorities, he is uniquely positioned to advise you upon real property planning and the preparation of documents.
As the owner of YAHNIAN LAW CORPORATION and DSA ACCOUNTING, Mr. Yahnian has significant practical experience dealing with the common, everyday as well as unusual problems, practical and otherwise, that small businesses face. He understands what Small business faces day after day in this grueling, and fluctuating economy, as well as a hostile government whose seeming goal is to put business out of business with confiscatory taxes, egregious, non-sensical regulations and administrative incompetence. This includes, but is not limited to the following.
- Meeting payrolls,
- Paying operating costs;
- Balancing checkbooks;
- Keeping a sharp eye on cash flow;
- Achieving a balanced budget;
- Interviewed, hired, disciplined and terminated employees,
- Engaged in marketing studies and developed marketing plans,
- been heavily engaged in sales,
- Instituted a research and development department and monitored the same,
- Involved in searches for suitable business locations,
- Negotiated with landlords,
- Argued with vendors over price increases or prices that differed from the advertised or agreed to price;
- Shopped for the best prices for equipment and other tools of trade;
- Negotiated deals;
- Researched and implemented business cost cutting strategies
- Managed his staff on a day to day basis,
- Contracted with independent contractors,
- Dealt with the fluctuations in business growth and profits,
- Prepared budgets,
- Written Business Plans,
- Applied for loans and other sources of capital including private investors;
- Dealt with past due accounts and customer and client bankruptcies;
- Formed strategic alliances,
- Performed tax planning for his own ventures,
- Applied for and obtained necessary licenses,
- Studied various business and accounting software options;
- Made hard, intuitive decisions needed on day to day or even in split second situations demanding the same;
- Dealt with the government and cut through red tape, and
- Done day to day bookkeeping and accounting.
He is also a Real Estate, Estates and Tax lawyer. Business and Real Estate law is not practiced in a vacuum. Those other areas of law ( Estates and Tax law) also very often come into play in business and real estate law and planning matters.
Yahnian is also an Asset Protection attorney. Business and Real Property law are not practiced in a vacuum. Asset Protection is often one of the objectives of a business and real estate owner. As a result, Asset Protection Planning very often comes into play in Business & Real Property law and planning.
As the owner of a number of real properties over the years, Mr. Yahnian has significant practical experience dealing with the common, everyday as well as unusual problems, practical and otherwise, that land owners and landlords face. He understands what land owners face day after day in this grueling, and fluctuating tax and regulatory environment as well as a hostile government whose seeming goal is to cause land owners to lose their real properties or tax them out of their ownership with confiscatory taxes, egregious, nonsensical regulations and administrative incompetence.