Jason R. Faas

Mr. Faas is a shareholder of the firm whose practice emphasizes taxation, business law, estate planning and trust administration.


Mr. Faas attended Brigham Young University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He received his Juris Doctor at Chapman University and his LL.M. in Taxation at New York University.

Representative Matters

  • Represents clients in various business matters and transactions, including business formations, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and spin-offs, and liquidations
  • Provides a wide-range of federal, state and local tax advice to individuals, partnerships, corporations, and other business entities
  • Represents clients in real estate transactions, including sales, purchases, 1031 exchanges, financing, and debt workouts
  • Prepares various business contracts and advises clients regarding short and long-term business planning and strategies
  • Represents clients before federal, state and local tax authorities in audits, appeals and tax litigation
  • Advises clients regarding worker classification including federal and state tax aspects of independent contractor and employment relationships
  • Assists clients with property tax planning and controversies, including transfers to or from business entities, parent-child exclusion transfers, and transfers between spouses
  • Designs and structures simple and complex estate planning documents for clients (including wills, trusts, advance health care directives, asset management powers of attorney, etc.)
  • Assists clients with succession planning for closely-held businesses and other personal and/or family assets, and provides estate, gift, and income tax advice regarding these types of assets
  • Advises clients regarding charitable giving and formations and operations of charitable trusts and nonprofit organizations
  • Represents individual, professional private fiduciary, and corporate trustees in trust administrations
  • Represents beneficiaries of estates and trusts

Professional Affiliations & Admissions

  • State Bar of California (Taxation and Business Sections)
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • United States Tax Court
  • BYU Management Society, San Diego Chapter

Community Affiliations

  • Boy Scouts of America, Unit Committee Chair


Mr. Faas lived in St. Petersburg, Russia for two years. He is proficient in Russian and enjoys golf and baseball.