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The Schiller Law Group is the preeminent estate planning, business succession, and tax compliance firm offering extensive expertise and a value-added benefit to its clients with an array of business organization, estate planning, taxation, and tax compliance needs. We represent clients throughout California, often assisting them with their most challenging issues. The majority of our clients are derived from referrals from other professionals or existing clients.

Keith Schiller, the shareholder of the firm, is a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and Estate Planning Probate and Trust Law. He is the author of Estate Planning At The Movies® — Art of the Estate Tax Return, an award-winning textbook on estate tax return preparation. He lectures throughout the United States, primarily for certified public accountants as part of their continuing education requirements on several estate planning, trust administration, business succession planning, and compliance subjects. Keith has authored more than one dozen major tax articles and written course texts for nine continuing education courses. Among the courses he currently teaches are Estate Tax Audit and Appeals (which he co-teaches with Senior IRS Estate Tax Attorneys or Appeal Officers) and Estate Planning for the Closely-held Business Owner after the 2001 Tax Act.

Keith is a member of the BNA Tax Management Advisory Board for Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal, and of the Advisory Group for the Leimberg Information Services®, Inc. newsletter. He is only one of four practitioners in the nation to be recognized in this way.

Our firm is dedicated to responsive and quality service to our clients. We are proud of our business relationships with clients, which span many years; several of our clients have been with Mr. Schiller throughout his 36+ year career in the practice of law.


In my thirty-three years of running a business, I have had the opportunity to work with many legal and professional organizations. A lot of companies tout great service and attention to detail but fail in their performance. It is so refreshing to do business with people, such as yourself, that really do perform!"

Frederick S. Strain, President 
Strain Ranches, Inc. 
August 04, 2011 

“Dear Keith: In all my 35 years of tax practice, I have never seen another tax professional handle a matter as impressively as you handled the IRS audit of (name of client’s) estate.

Your knowledge, communicating ability, and perseverance are to be greatly admired. But I was more impressed with your willingness and ability to work under severe time pressure and do whatever was necessary to get the job done.”

James D. Anderson,
Mowat Mackie & Anderson, LLP
Certified Public Accountants
December 22, 2003

Steve Leimberg, nationally recognized estate planning guru and publisher, observed:

"Brightness is uncommon, brillaince with humour even more so, but brilliance with humour and wisdom -- and practicality and poetry to boot is...sublime.

Our newest LISI Commentator is Keith Schiller, Esq. the Schiller Law Group, PC, in Orinda, California who brings Leimberg Information members both wisdom and smiles."


Estate Planning, including the planning, structuring and drafting of wills and living trusts. Other estate-related issues include succession planning for business owners, family partnerships, LLC’s, fiduciary and trustee liability, charitable trusts, trust and estate administration, life insurance planning, marital property rights and post-death tax planning.

Tax Matters, including counseling and representation before the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board and Tax Court.

Business Planning, including the organization of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies and the ongoing operation of these entities; buy-sell agreements; the purchase and sale of assets and/or ownership of closely held businesses; key-person employment agreements; and the transition of ownership to family members or key employees.

CPA Firm Practice Enhancement, including consultation of marketing practice development, in-house continuing education strategic planning, and more effective client services. ( Visit the CPA Corner.)


To deliver highly effective legal services to businesses and individuals, to preserve their resources, enhance their wealth and advance their interests; and, to assist the accountancy profession with greater knowledge and more effective practices.


This web site does not contain advice on any particular matter. Neither this web site, its content, nor any testimonial or endorsements contained herein constitutes a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your, or any other legal matter, nor establishes an attorney-client relationship between the Schiller Law Group and any of its employees to the reader, or other user of this web site, or any part thereof.

TAX ADVICE DISCLAIMER: Neither this web site nor any of its contents constitutes advice. Any federal tax advice contained in this communication (including attachments) was not intended or written to be used, and it cannot be used, by you for the purpose of (1) avoiding any penalty that may be imposed by the Internal Revenue Service or (2) promoting, marketing, or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein. If you would like such advice, please contact us.


Schiller Law Group, PLC
4 Orinda Way, Suite 280B
Orinda, CA 94563
Phone: (925) 258-0123 or (310) 394-4529
Fax: (925) 258-4040

Keith Schiller is the creator of:
Estate Planning At The Movies®

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