Vaght Boutris LLP
Basil J. Boutris
Phone: (510) 430-1518
Fax: (510) 382-1166

Mr. Boutris is a principal with the law firm of Vaught & Boutris LLP with offices in Oakland and Walnut Creek.  Mr. Boutris' practice emphasizes tax, tax-related bankruptcy matters and estate planning and related litigation. Mr. Boutris represents individuals and businesses with tax controversy matters before all federal and state taxing authorities. He also does extensive tax, bankruptcy and estate planning for his clients to minimize income and estate taxes, protect assets and discharge tax liabilities. In 1980, Mr. Boutris received a double B.A. degree with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1985, Mr. Boutris received a joint J.D./M.B.A. degree from U.C. Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law and the Haas School of Business Management. 

Mr. Boutris was formerly a member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California Tax Section (1996 to 2000) and two-time former Chair of the Santa Clara County Bar Association Tax Section. Mr. Boutris previously chaired the Alameda County Bankruptcy Law Section.  Mr. Boutris writes and lectures extensively.  Since 2004 Mr. Boutris has taught taxation classes as an adjunct professor in the LLM Program at Golden Gate University.  He has published articles in The California Tax Lawyer, Continuing Education of the Bar publications and other prestigious legal journals.  Mr. Boutris was selected as a “Super Lawyer” in tax law in Northern California for the past eight consecutive years.

J.D., University of California, Berkeley