Tax Consultation & Strategies

Rudy Fuchs
Senior Tax Attorney
Professional Experience
Rudy Fuchs is a Tax Attorney for Talley, LLP. His practice focuses on estate and gift planning for high net worth individuals and business owners.
Upon joining the Firm in 2005, Fuchs brought with him almost twenty-five years of professional experience, including several years collectively of broad tax experience in Big 4 and regional public accounting firms, as well as having worked in the corporate tax departments of public and privately held companies and in private consulting, followed more recently by seven years in private legal practice with two local law firms in the areas of estate planning, tax and business law including four years as a law partner.
A Certified Public Accountant in the State of California, Fuchs is also a member of the California State Bar and is certified as a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and all courts of the State of California.
Education
Bachelor of Science in Finance (with honors), California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor of Science in Accounting (with honors), California State University, Long Beach
Juris Doctorate, Southwestern University School of Law
Gene Kent
JD Emeritus
Professional Experience
Gene has over 21 years experience serving as an attorney in the Orange County/Los Angeles area. His expertise includes estate planning & administration coupled with business planning.
Gene holds a B.A. in English from the University of Utah and a J.D. from American College at Bryn Mawr.
Prior to his employment at Talley, Gene was a sole practitioner.
Gene is an avid cyclist, fisherman, and amateur astronomer.
Sara J. Siddiqi
Attorney
Professional Experience
Sara J. Siddiqi focuses her practice on personal and business matters concerning estate planning, probate and trust administration, and business formation and succession planning. She has significant experience counseling clients on tax minimization strategies, entity selection and formation, and fiduciary compliance issues.
Sara received her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis in 2005 and her LL.M. in Taxation from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2012. She is currently licensed to practice in California and Illinois.
Prior to joining Talley, Sara practiced as an attorney at the law firm of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered in Chicago, Illinois.
In her spare time, Sara enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her family and friends.
Sherry Brooks
Legal Assistant
Professional Experience
Sherry Brooks is a legal assistant here at Talley, LLP. Her duties include: processing incorporations, corporate dissolutions, estate planning, responding to IRS notices on clients’ behalf, and assisting the tax department during tax season with things like extensions and assembly of tax returns.
Sherry has 2 children: a son Toby, 20, going to school and working for Jennings Racing building race car engines, and daughter Tracy, 23, who graduated UCLA in 2001 and is currently working at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Irvine.
In her spare time, Sherry enjoys traveling, gardening, and reading. If not at Talley, Sherry says she would probably be doing volunteer work.
Karen Shiffman
Tax Attorney
Professional Experience
Karen Shiffman is a tax attorney for Talley, LLP. Her practice focuses on businesss formation, estate planning and succession planning.
Karen is a certified public accountant with more than 25 years of professional experience including nearly a decade in Big 4 and regional public accounting firms. Prior to joining Talley in 2017, Karen was a sole practitioner attorney.
Outside of work, Karen enjoys traveling, hiking, watching football, and taking her dog to the dog beach.
Education
Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University
M.A.S. in Accounting & Taxation, University of Illinois
Juris Doctorate, Whittier Law School