Robert W. Dyess, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Irvine, CA

Good Wildman
 | 19000 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 575
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-955-1100
Fax: 949-833-0633
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011, 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Robert W. Dyess Jr. is a tax attorney in Irvine, California, where he focuses on business and real estate transactions and estate planning. His business and real estate practice includes planning, negotiation and documentation for a broad range of business and real estate transactions. His estate planning practice includes tax planning and administration for large estates.

In more than 35 years of legal practice, Mr. Dyess has handled client matters involving real estate acquisitions, sales, exchanges, financings, and workouts, with recent emphasis on affordable housing and tenant-in-common ownership groups; and business entity formations, reorganizations, acquisitions, sales, and liquidations, with emphasis on partnerships, limited liabilty companies, and asset protection planning. He has assisted high net worth individuals implement tax-saving strategies involving wills, trusts, private foundations, and business succession planning.

Mr. Dyess received his law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law and his Master of Law degree in taxation from New York University School of Law. He received a Bachelor of Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Mr. Dyess practices with Good Wildman.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Tax
  • 30%Real Estate
  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Tax Law, Mortgage & Refinance, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Business Organizations, Trusts


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Super Lawyers: 2011, 2013 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Robert Dyess, Jr.

Admitted: 1978, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Order of the Coif
  • With High Distinction, University of Arizona

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist, Taxation Law, California Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Orange County Estate Planning Council
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1980
  • Member, Sections on Tax Law, Business & Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, and Trusts & Estates, Orange County Bar Association
  • Admitted to the State Bar of Arizona, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1978
  • Member, Sections on Taxation, Business Law, Real Property Law, and Trusts & Estates, State Bar of California
  • Executive Vice President and General Counsel, L'Abri Management, Inc., 1986 - 1993
  • Admitted to State Bar of California, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Founding Board Member, LivingWell Medical Clinics (Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Orange County, CA) 1984 - 2004
  • Member, Board of Directors, Bonita Canyon Maintenance Association (Homeowners Association) 2001 to 2017
  • Christian Legal Society

Representative Clients:

  • L'Abri Management, Inc., Hunt Development of Ohio
  • Represented multiple tenancy-in-common investor groups in DBSI Bankruptcy, including member of committee of unsecured creditors, 2008 - present

Educational Background:

  • University of Arizona College of Law, high distinction, 1975
  • New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1978
  • Vanderbilt University, B.E. (computer science), cum laude, 1972

Industry Groups

  • Real Estate
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  • “Robert W. Dyess, Jr. possesses and demonstrates the highest level of skills in estate and probate and estate and income taxation.”
  • “Pre-eminient practitioner in real estate taxation”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Robert W. Dyess, Jr.

19000 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 575
Irvine, CA 92612

Phone: 949-955-1100

Fax: 949-833-0633

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Last Updated: 10/2/2019

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