LL.M in Taxation
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Estate Planning & Probate, Taxation of Individuals and Business Entities, and Business Entity Creations through Incorporation, Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) and Partnerships.
1998, State Bar of California.
State Bar of California, United States District Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Northern District of California. A member of WealthCounsel.
“I am committed to giving my full and devoted attention to bring about outstanding results for individuals or companies who are in need of estate planning, tax, financial, or business law services.”
Leon K. Ainer, III is Managing Partner for Ainer & Fraker, LLP and Chair of the firm’s Tax Law Department.
With a Juris Doctor in Law, combined with a specialized Masters of Law in Taxation, as well as being a CPA, Leon is known for creating dramatic savings for his clients.
Leon is uniquely qualified to represent clients regarding their estate planning needs. Before co-founding Ainer & Fraker, LLP, Leon worked for various financial institutions as a Corporate Trustee on existing trusts, where he terminated and settled hundreds of large estates, and served as Executor on probate matters. As a former trustee & executor for trust & probate estates, Leon understands the intricacies of designing a plan from all angles, including that of the client, the trustee or executor, the financial institution, and the attorney.
Leon is passionate about helping individuals create and preserve their wealth and assets for their families. He is also a zealous advocate when it comes to helping the elderly, who often fall victim to financial predators, and for minorities, who often have little knowledge of the benefit of having a trust in place.
In addition to drafting trusts and wills, Leon provides consultations regarding the buying and selling of real estate, represents individuals in front of the IRS, and counsels clients on all tax related concerns.
Leon is an active member of numerous professional and community service organizations, including: Wealth Counsel – a nationwide collaboration of trusts and estates attorneys and other legal, tax and business professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the most sophisticated planning techniques; the Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council; the Santa Clara County Bar Association; and the Bible Fellowship Church. He also serves on the Boards of Peninsula Omega Youth Club and Evangequipp Missions. Leon is an active member of numerous professional and community service organizations and is a member of his local church.
Leon resides in Hayward, California with his wife and two children.
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