Faculty: Jon R. Vaught
- San Francisco
Since 1994, Adjunct Professor Jon R. Vaught has been an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University, School of Law's LLM Tax Program teaching classes in estate and gift taxation, estate planning, advanced estate planning and professional responsibility for tax attorneys.
Professor Vaught is a partner in the firm of Vaught & Boutris, LLP in Oakland, California. His practice is focused on counseling and litigation in the areas of tax, estate planning, probate and trust administration, asset protection and business law.Professor Vaught has been certified as a specialist in both Tax Law and in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is has been a member of the California State Bar since 1984. Professor Vaught is also a member of the US Tax Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US District Court in all four California Districts. Mr. Vaught has tried nearly 100 cases and has had several of these cases published, including Cal-Micro, Inc. v. Cantrell, 329 F.3d 1119 (9 Cir. 2003); Papadakis v. Zelis, 66 F.3d 205 (9th Cir. 1995); United States v. Jones, 60 F.3d 584 (9th Cir. 1995); Wanderer v. Johnston, 910 F.2d 652 (9th Cir. 1990); Schlichter v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 1997-53; Arendt v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 1995-53; and Arendt v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 1994- 443.In 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010, San Francisco Magazine named Professor Vaught one of Northern California's "Super Lawyers" in the area of tax law and in estate planning.Professor Vaught regularly speaks to to various legal and accounting organizations in the areas of estate taxation, estate planning, probate and trust administration, asset protection and tax procedure. In June 2009, Professor Vaught wrote the chapter entitled "Estate Tax Procedure" for the publication California Decedent Estate Practice published by the Continuing Education of the Bar.Professor Vaught received a BA degree with honors from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981, a JD degree from the University of California, Davis,School of Law in 1984, and received a LLM degree in tax law from Golden Gate University, School of Law in 1994.