The State Bar of California’s Taxation Section selected Damoose for this honor in recognition of his lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions in the field of tax law.
“George has touched the lives of so many tax lawyers in California and particularly in San Diego, where he has practiced for more than 30 years,” said Patrick W. Martin, head of Procopio’s tax team and a member of the Taxation Section’s Executive Committee, in presenting Damoose with the award. “He, as a mentor at Procopio, has reached legendary status for all of the tax lawyers he has trained and mentored over the years.”
Damoose’s practice includes all areas of income, estate, gift, property, sales, use and excise tax matters at the federal, state and local levels, including sophisticated estate planning techniques. He also practices extensively in the areas of buying and selling businesses and structuring business relationships. Damoose is certified as a specialist in taxation by the State Bar of California, and has served as chairman of the executive committee of the State Bar’s Taxation Section. He was recently selected by his peers to be listed in the upcoming 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, and has been listed in every edition since its inception in 1983. Actively involved in the San Diego community, Damoose serves on the Corporate Advisory Council of San Diego Opera and the Board of Directors of San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care.