“Navigating the complexity of the tax code requires expert focus and ongoing knowledge of changing laws,” said Michael Velthoen, managing partner of FCOP. “Tax law also affects nearly every area of legal practice, so Lane’s experience and background are an invaluable resource to our clients.”
A Ventura County native, Lopez earned his bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in Japanese from Duke University. He earned his law degree and a Master of Laws degree in tax from Loyola Law School, where he served as secretary of the Tax Law Society. While in law school, he was a site supervisor for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
Before joining FCOP, Lopez was a senior associate at Slater Cosme, PC in Pasadena, where he focused on the areas of tax, real property, estate planning, and trust and probate administration.
Lopez is admitted to practice before all state courts in California, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California. Lopez also represents taxpayers before the United States Tax Court.
Founded in 1982, Ferguson Case Orr Paterson’s expert attorneys serve individuals and corporate clients throughout California. The firm practice areas include business litigation, business transactions, tax, employment litigation and counseling, intellectual property, issues and appeals, environmental and natural resources issues, public agency, construction litigation, real estate and land use, criminal defense, estate planning, probate litigation, family law and personal injury. For more information about Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP, visit www.fcoplaw.com or call (805) 659-6800. Lopez can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.