Reno, NV 89519

Ernest J. Maupin

Of Counsel

Areas Of Practice: Trusts & Estates, Taxation, Business Entities & Transactions

Having been with the firm since 1973, Mr. Maupin officially became "Of Counsel" to the firm in 2017 after a long and distinguished career as the senior tax partner. His practice was limited to the areas of probate and trust law, estate planning law, taxation law, and the formation of entities (trusts, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations) for estate and business succession planning. This included all areas of estate, gift, generation-skipping, and income tax planning for his clients, including the formation of all forms of revocable, irrevocable, and generation-skipping trusts, wills, and all other related estate planning matters.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Nevada, 1973
  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law: J.D., 1971
  • University of Nevada, Reno: B.S., Accounting, with high distinction, 1968
  • Co-Winner of National Thomas Arkle Clarke Award for most outstanding graduate of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, 1968
  • Outstanding Accounting Student Award, University of Nevada, Reno, 1965-1968

Bar and Court Admissions

  • All Nevada and California state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Nevada
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Claims

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Nevada: Member, Taxation Section; Executive Committee, 1983-1985; Probate & Trust Section
  • State Bar of California (Inactive): Member, Taxation, Estate Planning, Trusts & Probate Sections
  • Washoe County and American Bar Associations: Member, Taxation, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections
  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Estate Planning Council of Northern Nevada: Secretary-Treasurer, 1975-1976; Vice-President, 1976-1977; President, 1977-1978

Community Involvement

  • Sierra Arts Foundation: Board of Directors, 1983-1988
  • Hidden Valley Country Club: Board of Directors, 1984-1986; Vice-President, 1984; President, 1985
  • United States Golf Association: Sectional Affairs Committee, 1982-1990
  • Nevada State Golf Association: Director, 1982-1990; Vice-President, 1986-1987; President, 1988
  • Northern Nevada Golf Association: Director, 1982-1990; Vice-President, 1986-1990; President, 1983-1985
  • Reno Continental Little League: Vice-President and Director, 1990-1991
  •  South Reno Babe Ruth League: Vice-President and Director, 1992-1995
  • Montreux Golf & Country Club: Advisory Board of Governors, 1995-2001
  • University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Planned Giving Advisory Council: Member, 2003-2010; Chairman, 2003-2006
  • Community Foundation of Western Nevada Professional Advisors Council: Member
  • Speaker before numerous local professional and civic organizations on various estate planning subjects


  • Martindale Hubble: AV Preeminent Rating
  • Nevada Super Lawyers, 2007 to present: Estate Planning & Probate and Tax Law
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1987 to present: Trusts & Estates, Tax Law
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Beta Gamma Sigma

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