Belan Wagner, LLM

Title(s):
Distinguished Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Taxation
916-531-1072
Campus(es):
San Francisco

Belan Wagner has been an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University since 1976 and is currently the Managing Partner of Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP. Belan is head of the taxation and transactional department and he provides expert legal services in Tax Planning and Controversy Resolution, Business Planning and Controversy Resolution, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Asset Protection, Tax Exempt Organizations, Health Law, Deferred Compensation and ERISA Compliance. Belan is also a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law. Belan has over 35 years of in- depth experience in business, taxation, real estate, estate planning and controversy work. He has acted as a defense witness in legal/accounting malpractice cases as well as an expert in real estate, tax, and trust/probate cases. Belan is a member of the Sacramento County and American Bar Association, Society of California Accountants, Comstock Club, Sacramento Board of Realtors, International Association of Financial Planners and Pacific Law Journal. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee on Taxation and member of Probate, Business and Tax Section for the State Bar of California. Belan graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara and holds a J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from University of Miami.


COURSES TAUGHT

TA 328
Federal Income of Partners & Partnerships
TA 330
Property Transactions

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Tax Planning and Controversy Resolution
  • Real Estate
  • Business Planning and Controversy Resolution, including Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Estate Planning, Probate and Asset Protection
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Deferred Compensation and ERISA Compliance
  • Health Law
  • Expert Witness and Consulting Expert in the above fields

EDUCATION

  • BA (Psychology), University of California, Santa Barbara
  • JD, University of the Pacific,McGeorge School of Law
  • LLM (Taxation), University of Miami

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2011 - Present: Full-time Faculty, Golden Gate University
  • Managing Partner, Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP
  • Certified Specialist in Taxation Law
  • 1976 - 2011: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


HONORS & AWARDS

  • Distinguished Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University, 2011