California Estate Planning Blog by Kevin Staker

March 16, 2017

S. J. Quinney College of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

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S. J. Quinney College of Law

Prior to beginning his career as an attorney, Kevin Staker attended New York University School of Law in New York City, New York, where he received a master of laws in taxation in 1981. Kevin Staker also attended the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he earned his juris doctor in 1980.

The S. J. Quinney College of Law provides a number of research projects where law students can develop their skills, including the low-income taxpayer clinic. The clinic works with those who have disputes or issues with the IRS to help resolve their problems.

In order for the low-income taxpayer clinic to assist those in need, the amount in dispute must be less than $50,000 and they must not already have legal representation. Those who are helped by the clinic don’t have to pay any fees for the clinic’s services, but they are required to cover any filing fees or court costs.

March 7, 2017

Training for Triathlons Can Prevent Injury



As the president and main attorney for his practice StakerLaw, Tax and Estate Planning Law Corporation, Kevin Staker deals with living trusts through their formation and administration. Outside of work, Kevin Staker enjoys participating in triathlons.

Triathlons involve individuals running in three different competitions to form an overall race. This includes running, biking, and swimming. One unexpected benefit of training for a triathlon is that participants are able to reduce the risk of injury. This is because, when an individual simply trains for one sport, they are using the same muscles and body parts. For example, running will have more focus on the use of the legs than anything else. However, adding in a sport such as swimming will place more stress on the arms.

Because the stress of only working certain body parts constantly is gone, there is less chance for injury. Muscles are given time to recover, and individuals can experience balanced and varied workouts. This can also prevent burnout, which leads many people to quit their workout routine.