Valensi Rose Attorney Wayne R Johnson Appointed Chair of the International Tax Committee of the California State Bar Taxation Section

Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) October 23, 2009 -- Valensi Rose, PLC is pleased to announce that Wayne R. Johnson was appointed chairperson of the International Tax Committee of the California State Bar Taxation Section for 2010. With over 3,000 members, the Taxation Section of the California State Bar is one of the largest tax sections in the country. Mr. Johnson’s term began September 14, 2009 and coincides with his term as immediate past chair of the California State Bar Taxation Section.

“I’m truly honored to serve as chair of the International Tax Committee,” said Mr. Johnson. "I believe strongly in the Section’s purpose and goals, and look forward to continuing my service in the Taxation Section with the intent of making a positive contribution.”

“Valensi Rose has a long history of encouraging our attorneys to become actively involved in the legal community, from nonprofits to public policy,” said Arlen Gunner, the firm’s managing partner. “Wayne’s recent chairmanship appointment is a symbol of that commitment. We congratulate and applaud him for achieving this significant stature in our profession.”

Mr. Johnson represents high net-worth clients in planning their business and personal affairs. His practice focuses on business and corporate law; business transactions; estate, business and tax planning; and complex tax controversies.

He writes and speaks regularly on matters pertaining to business, tax and complex legal transactions and is often asked to speak to business and professional groups that welcome the combination of his business, legal, tax and accounting perspectives.

Named a “Super Lawyer” in 2009, Mr. Johnson was designed a "Rising Star" among Southern California lawyers in each year of 2004, 2005 and 2006. The Rising Star designation is awarded to attorneys who are 40 years of age and under - or have been practicing law for 10 years or less – and who have shown themselves to be among the very best young lawyers practicing in Southern California. Mr. Johnson is one of only a hand-full of Southern California tax attorneys to have been awarded this distinction.

Mr. Johnson earned his law degree, with Distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law, and holds a Master of Laws degree in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Johnson also currently serves as an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, where he currently teaches Estate and Gift Taxation. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Johnson worked as an accountant with local and national accountancy firms.

About Valensi Rose, PLC: Established in 1952, Valensi Rose, PLC is a full-service business law firm providing its clients with the broad range of legal services needed in a complex business environment. The firm is AV® rated by Martindale Hubbell (its highest rating). The firm's practice areas include: federal, state and international tax planning and litigation; estate planning and probate; civil litigation, family law, real estate; business and corporate law; non-profit law; labor and employment law; and music, entertainment and intellectual property law. For more information please visit

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