AV rated Taxation, Trusts and Estates Attorney

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Services

Richard L. Heaton and his son and partner, Richard Lagrand Heaton, are AV rated attorneys and specializes in the fields of taxation, trusts and estates (specializing in all aspects of estate planning, estate administration, estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxation, and related litigation for high net worth individuals and estates), real estate, and business planning.

Evelyn Fernandez is their paralegal.

Staff

RICHARD L. HEATON (“RICH” HEATON)

Richard L. Heaton has been a member of the California State Bar since 1976. He graduated from the University of California at San Diego with the degree of bachelor of arts in 1972.  Mr. Heaton’s legal education was received at the University of Kentucky where he graduated with a degree of Juris Doctor in 1976. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Mr. Heaton practiced law until 1978 when he became associated with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young. He then joined the accounting firm of Main Hurdman, leaving the latter firm in 1983 as supervisor of the tax department. Since July of 1983, Mr. Heaton has been practicing law while continuing his practice as a certified public accountant. He is a former chairman of the Taxation Section of the Orange County Bar Association and is the former chairman of the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section.  Mr. Heaton is a member of the State Bar of California Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section and is a member of the Orange Coast Estate Planning Council. Mr. Heaton is a frequent lecturer on estate planning and taxation matters for the California Continuing Education of the Bar and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.  In November 2000, his article appeared in the Orange County Lawyer entitled “The Death of the Death Tax?”
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RICHARD LAGRAND HEATON (“RIC” HEATON)

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Ric Heaton is a member of the California State Bar as of March of 2013. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 2000. His legal education was received at Chapman University school of law, from which he graduated with the degree of Juris Doctor in 2003. He spent the next nine years in Japan, and he speaks, reads, and writes Japanese fluently. In July of 2012, Ric returned from Japan and took the bar exam, passing on his first attempt after self-study and without the benefit of a review course. He is now a full member of the firm.

RICHARD LAGRAND HEATON (“RIC” HEATON)

Ric Heaton is a member of the California State Bar as of March of 2013. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 2000. His legal education was received at Chapman University school of law, from which he graduated with the degree of Juris Doctor in 2003. He spent the next nine years in Japan, and he speaks, reads, and writes Japanese fluently. In July of 2012, Ric returned from Japan and took the bar exam, passing on his first attempt after self-study and without the benefit of a review course. He is now a full member of the firm.
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EVELYN FERNANDEZ

Evelyn Fernandez has been associated with Rich since 1989 and assists not only on legal matters, but also in connection with tax compliance and tax returns prepared by the firm.
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Office

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Richard L. Heaton, A.P.C.
7700 Irvine Center Dr., Ste. 800
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 788-2930 office
(949) 788-2931 fax

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Direct Phone Numbers:

Rich Heaton Sr. : (949) 233-1065

Ric Heaton Jr. : (949) 545-3319