Donald E. Brodeur

Of Counsel

916-446-2300 x3014
Practice Area(s): Tax and Estate Planning

  • Overview
  • Awards
  • Leadership
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Publications

Don Brodeur’s practice focuses on the representation of clients in the areas of corporate and partnership law, business and tax planning, corporate reorganizations, tax problems of corporations and partnerships, corporate acquisitions, recapitalizations and divisions, estate and gift tax matters, estate planning, and real estate tax matters.

In addition to his active practice, Don is a member of the State Bar of California, and the Sacramento County Bar Association's Tax Section.  He is a former Board member of the Sacramento Estate Planning Council.  He served as a Senior Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Tax Program at Golden Gate University from 1982 to 2000 where he taught Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders, and Taxation of Corporate Reorganizations. He was named the University's outstanding tax instructor in 1986 and 1990.

Don was named in the Sacramento Business Journal’s 2013 Best of the Bar List, which recognizes top local attorneys who have been nominated by their peers and vetted by a panel of their peers. Don is an AV® Peer Review Rated attorney, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethical standards.

Don earned his B.S. from the United States Military Academy in 1971, and his J.D. from the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law in 1976.  He received his LL.M. in Taxation from McGeorge School of Law in 1982.

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named in the Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar List (2013)
  • Sacramento Estate Planning Council, Member/Director, (1988 to present)
  • Sacramento Public Library Foundation, Director (2002 to 2006)
  • Golden Gate University Graduate Tax Program, Senior Adjunct Professor, (1982 to 2000)
  • Fair Oaks, California Planning Advisory Council, Member, (1987 to 1989)
  • North Ridge Country Club, Director (2015-2018 term)

Seminars on Estate Planning for the following:

  • California Franchise Tax Board
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Nevada County Estate Planning Council
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Charles Schwab & Company
  • American Express Financial Services
  • Sacramento Public Library Foundation
  • Lexington Capital Management, Inc.
  • “Securing Your Success: An Introduction to Estate Planning.”
  • “Estate Tax Deferral For Estates Containing Closely Held Business,” The Daily Recorder
  • “Estate Planning and Family Wealth Management,” Sacramento Business Journal
  • “California S Corporation's AAA is Increased for Income From U.S. Treasury Bills,” Research Institute of America, State and Local Taxes Weekly
  • State Bar of California
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Rotary Club of Rancho Cordova Sunrise, Sacramento, Member (Past President)
  • West Point Society of Northern California/Nevada
Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of California

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
LLM, Taxation, 1982

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
J.D., 1976

United States Military Academy
B.S., Engineering, 1971

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J. Scott Alexander, Managing Partner

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Sacramento, CA 95814



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