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JOHN M. WUNDERLING

Partner

JOHN M. WUNDERLINGTax, Trust & Estate, Corporate

Experience

John M. Wunderling joined the Firm’s Tax, Trust and Estate group in 1999. John’s practice focuses on income, estate and gift taxation with an emphasis on wealth transfer and estate planning, post-death trust administration and probate. His practice includes structuring and implementing Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, sophisticated tax strategies such as Defective Grantor Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Life Insurance Trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts and Children/Grandchildren Trusts. He is also well versed in charitable planning strategies including Charitable Lead and Remainder Trusts, as well as organizing and advising Private Charitable Foundations and other Charitable Organizations. John’s practice also includes business formation, operation, tax and business advice for corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and other privately owned or family businesses. He also represents taxpayers in federal and state tax disputes.

Education

  • LL.M in Taxation (with honors), Golden Gate University School of Law
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • B.S.C, Finance, Santa Clara University
  • Bellarmine College Preparatory

Community and Association

John serves on the board of directors for the Silicon Valley Planned Giving Council and is the former chairperson of the San Jose Chapter of the Young Tax Lawyers Committee of the State Bar of California Taxation Section. He is a member of the American Bar Association Taxation Section, the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council. He frequently speaks and presents seminars for organizations including the Section Education Institute sponsored by the State Bar of California and the National Business Institute. John recently co-authored an article with partner Lisa Caputo in Tax Notes Today.

Admissions

  • State Bar of California

Personal

John resides in Los Altos Hills with his wife, Ruthie, two sons, and a daughter.

Why Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling LLP?

  • Experience

    Our firm has over 50 years of legal experience.

  • Excellence

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  • Trusted Counsel

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  • Strong Reputation

    Members of our firm have been included in the list of California Super Lawyers®, a prestigious distinction given to only elite lawyers in their respective fields.

  • Responsive & Accessible

    We provide exceptional, responsive counsel that has been trusted by our clientele for decades.

  • Multi-Service Practice

    We are a multi-discipline firm that is able to serve a wide range of legal matters.