John K. Mirau graduated magna cum
laude with a B.A. from California State University at Northridge
He attended the University of San Diego Law School
where he was Articles Editor of the San Diego Law Review and where
he received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 1976.
John focuses on tax and real estate law. He is certified as a Specialist in
Taxation Law by The State Bar of the California Board of Legal Specialization.
John clerked with the District Counsel Division of
the Internal Revenue Service in Los Angeles and practiced law at
Reid & Hellyer (and its predecessor, Surr & Hellyer) for
17 1/2 years.
He served as chair of Reid & Hellyer's Transaction Department
and as a member of its Executive Committee.
John is a Director and Past President of Inland Action and has
served as Chairman of the Land Use Section of the Redlands 2000
He acted as chairman of the political action committee that defeated
the anti-business Measure H in Redlands.
In addition, John has assisted numerous non-profit organizations
in obtaining tax-exempt status, including Inland Harvest, the Redlands
Symphony, the Redlands Art Association, the San Gorgonio Search
and Rescue Team and the San Bernardino County Museums Foundation.
His tax practice includes representing clients before both Federal
(U.S. District Court, U.S.Tax Court, IRS Appeals) and State (Franchise
Tax Board, State Board of Equalization) tax authorities, representing
tax exempt entities, and tax structuring real estate, corporate
and business transactions.
John's real estate practice includes the negotiation and drafting
of complex sale and acquisition documents, including development
agreements in connection with land purchased from redevelopment
agencies; drafting, formation and implementation of joint ventures,
limited partnerships and other real estate investment vehicles;
complex title work; and facilitation of 1031 exchanges.