David M. Kozak

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Case Highlights and Depth of Experience

Mr. Kozak is regularly named one of the best lawyers in Tax, Trusts and Estates, and/or Corporate law by Arizona Business Magazine. He has been published in national magazines, including Forbes and Financial Executive. He taught Real Estate Taxation in the Golden Gate University Masters of Taxation program. He has been actively involved in the Estate Planning, Closely Held Business, Partnership and Real Estate Committees of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. He has participated in the Tax Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In addition to being admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1981, Mr. Kozak also is a Certified Public Accountant in Arizona.

Get To Know David

David previously served as co-founder and Publisher of The Diamond, The Official Chronicle of Major League Baseball. The publication was distributed nationally to over 1 million readers a month.

Professional Experience/Affiliations

  • Director of Childhelp


  • University of Wisconsin, BBA (Accounting and Real Estate), Dean’s Honors
  • Southwestern University School of Law, JD (SCALE, a unique accelerated program)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Presentations and Publications

  • Health Care Legislation: Pay or Play; Financial Executive, 2010
  • Traps of Federal Estate Tax Credits; Forbes, 2010


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