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Star Q Lopez

Star Q - Legal and Mediation Services
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law ...
  • California, USCAAF Bar
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Star Q. Lopez focuses her practice in estate planning, business formations, and general tax law services. Having practiced law for over a decade, Star has extensive experience in a variety of matters from estate planning, tax law, international law, and business planning to federal labor law, government contracting, criminal law, and general counsel to federal entities. In addition to her transactional and business experience, Star is a former federal prosecutor. In her role as a Judge Advocate, Star handled several criminal trials, administrative board hearings, and Federal labor law cases on behalf of the United States Air Force. As a Special Assistant United States Attorney, Star prosecuted cases in Federal District Court. While completing her graduate degree, Star also externed and advised on cases for the Internal Revenue Service. Clients of Layton & Lopez Tax Attorneys, LLP, benefit from Star’s insights into governments investigations and prosecutions, as well as her experience handling all aspects of criminal trials.

Practice Areas
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Layton & Lopez Tax Attorneys, LLP
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University of Chicago
MBA (2018) | Business/ Finance / Strategy
Relevant Courses: Financial Accounting; Corporate Finances; Managerial Accounting; Financial Strategy; Competitive Strategy; Organizations and Incentives; Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity; Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital; Managerial Decision Making; Negotiations; Essentials of Effective Leadership; Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Analytical Methods; Leadership Exploration and Development; Statistics; Marketing Management Statistics; Commercializing Innovation; Data Driven Marketing; Operations Management; Leadership Capital; Global Strategy and Economics; Integrated Strategic Management
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New York University School of Law
LL.M. | Tax Law
Relevant Courses: Corporate Tax; Payroll Tax; Mergers and Acquisitions Tax; International Tax; Tax Aspects of Charitable Giving; Tax of Property Transactions; Survey of Tax Procedure
Activities: LLM Extern, Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel, 2016
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University of California - Los Angeles
J.D. (2007) | Law
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Biola University
M.A. (2004) | Theology / Philosophy
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University of California - Irvine
B.A. | Political Science
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Diversity Fellow
American Bar Association, International Law Section
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 251254
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Articles & Publications
The Next Campaign: IRS Changes Its Approach to Large Business and International Audits
Orange County Lawyer
Year in Review
ABA Section of International Law
The Convergence of Good Faith and Oversight
UCLA Law Review
Satisfying the Judicial Gatekeeper: Assessing Legal Standards for the Reliability of Expert Testimony
UCI Law Journal
Veteran Affairs Accreditation
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Websites & Blogs
Main Website
Newport Beach Attorney & Mediator - Star Q
Contact & Map
Mission Viejo (Mail Only) - Star Q
27758 Santa Margarita Pkwy., #572
92691, CA Mission Viejo
Telephone: (949) 301-9443
Newport Beach - Star Q
260 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Telephone: (949) 301-9443