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George L. Damoose Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award by California Tax Bar

San Diego, CA - The law firm Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is pleased to announce that tax partner George L. Damoose was presented with the Joanne M. Garvey Award for Lifetime Achievement in Tax at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and the California Tax Policy Conference on November 4th.

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.

About Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP was established in 1946 and is now one of the largest business law firms in the San Diego region. With offices in San Diego and Carlsbad, Procopio’s more than 110 experienced attorneys provide comprehensive legal services in the areas of construction; corporate and securities; emerging growth and technology; employment, labor and benefits; environmental, land use and governmental affairs; finance, restructuring and bankruptcy; health care; intellectual property; international law; litigation; Native American law; patent prosecution and counseling; real estate; tax; trademarks and copyrights; and trusts, estates and probate. Through its membership in Law Exchange International and Legal NetLink Alliance, Procopio's ability to assist clients reaches around the world.