Charmian D. Tunney specializes in tax law and estate planning.  Ms.
Tunney's experience includes representation of individuals in
connection with their family wealth and succession planning,
including advice regarding gift and estate tax matters.  She brings
to the planning process a sensitivity to the personal and family
issues involved. In addition, Ms. Tunney assists clients with various
transactional planning matters.  Her experience includes
representation of corporations, individuals, and estates before the
Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board and the United
States Tax Court.    She has also represented a variety of clients in
corporate matters such as formation, agreement negotiation, and
drafting of all types.  Her skills as a clear communicator help make
complicated planning concepts and tax strategies understandable to
her clients. 

Prior to forming her own firm, Ms. Tunney practiced as an associate
in the corporate and tax department at Berliner Cohen, LLP. She
also formerly served as a tax consultant for Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Ms. Tunney is married and has three young children, ages 8, 6 and 3. She enjoys volunteering in her childrens' schools, as well as assisting with their various

University of San Diego School of Law, LLM, Taxation, 2000

University of San Diego School of Law, JD, 1998
*Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity
*CALI Awards: Federal Gift and Estate Taxation; Tax Litigation

University of California at Santa Barbara, BA, Law and Society, 1995

Professional Admissions
State Bar of California
United States Tax Court
United States District Court; Northern District of California

The State Bar of California: Trusts & Estates and Taxation Sections
Strawberry Preschool, Tiburon: Board of Trustees, Vice President
Member, Tiburon Yacht Club
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