BL&M Welcomes Mike Lebeau
Bewley, Lassleben and Miller, LLP (“BLM”) proudly announces that Michael T. Lebeau has joined BLM as a partner of the firm effective January 1, 2017. Bringing with him over twenty-five years of property tax experience, Michael’s career has included positions in the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office, the California State Board of Equalization and private practice.
Most recently, Michael practiced law with the Silver Law Group and with Cahill, Davis & O’Neall, LLP (“CD&O”), one of California’s preeminent boutique property tax firms. While at CD&O, Michael helped several major property owners avoid change in ownership reassessments under Prop. 13 and participated in significant county assessment appeals cases resulting in successful outcomes for the firm’s clients.
Prior to entering private practice, Michael was a Tax Counsel III at the State Board of Equalization (“SBE”). While at the SBE, Michael represented the Board on property tax appeals and drafted legal opinions regarding changes in ownership and valuation issues.
At BLM, Michael will continue his focus on property taxes, including valuation disputes before county assessment appeals boards and the State Board of Equalization, avoidance of change in ownership reassessments under Proposition 13, and litigation of property tax disputes before the courts.
In addition to property taxes, Michael has experience with documentary transfer taxes, sales and use tax, and city business taxes.
Michael is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach. Attending the UOP McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, Michael earned his Juris Doctor degree with Tax Concentration in 2002.
Michael also serves as a City Traffic Commissioner for the City of Orange.
Please join us in welcoming Mike.