Erica B. Deutsch is a Partner in the Pasadena branch of the Estate Planning Practice Group of Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Trytten LLP. Her practice focuses on tax, estate, and business succession planning.
Ms. Deutsch provides guidance to single and married individuals, multi-generational families, fiduciaries, businesses, and charitable organizations. In particular, she counsels clients on a wide variety of tax and estate planning related matters, including designing and implementing estate plans for clients of varying net worth, gift and sale transactions for tax planning purposes, and entity structures and agreements to protect and maintain family businesses, preparing gift and estate tax returns, negotiating appeals with the IRS on audited returns, preparing private letter ruling requests, guiding clients through the administration of lifetime and testamentary trusts and probate estates. She also consults with clients on real estate and corporate matters.
Ms. Deutsch is a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law as certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California.
Ms. Deutsch is the currently serving vice chair of the Generation Skipping Transfers Committee, which is part of the American Bar Association’s Income and Transfer Tax Planning Group.
Ms. Deutsch is a registered tax return preparer with the IRS and a registered tax agent, able to represent clients in property tax matters in front of the California Board of Equalization. Ms. Deutsch obtained her LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law, Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning in 2012. She obtained her J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2011, and her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Southern California in 2008. While at Pepperdine, Ms. Deutsch was Magister of the law school’s Phi Delta Phi chapter and Lead Articles Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review.