Donald Kurtz

Donald Kurtz

Of Counsel
Irvine, California
Mr. Kurtz brings over 25 years experience to SHB in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, business organizations, transactions and complex tax matters. Mr. Kurtz was awarded his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Walla Walla College, Washington in 1977. In 1980 he received the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Oregon, and in 1984 received his Master of Law in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Mr. Kurtz was admitted to the Oregon Bar in September, 1980, and the California State Bar in May of 1981. He is currently a member of the Orange County Bar Association and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Kurtz has been practicing law since September of 1980 and has been a resident of Orange County, California since August 1, 1980.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1981
  • Oregon, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1980
  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • LL.M. - 1984
    • Major: Taxation
  • Walla Walla College
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Major: Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association, Member