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Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council; San Francisco Estate Planning Council; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC); Best Lawyers; SuperLawyers; Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; Executive Committee of Tax Section of the California State Bar; Estate and Gift Tax Committee of Tax Section


An attorney with more than two decades of experience in estate, probate, and taxation law, John Ramsbacher represents a wide range of clients at Ramsbacher Prokey LLP in San Jose, California. Commanding an impressive professional and academic background, Mr. Ramsbacher gained admission to Tulane University Law School following receipt of his B.A. from the University of Montana in 1987. Over the next three years, John Ramsbacher built an outstanding record at Tulane, winning the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Gift and Estate Taxation before graduating with his J.D. in 1990. Mr. Ramsbacher subsequently relocated to California and launched a prolific legal career, with a focus on family wealth planning, tax litigation, and related practice areas. Since then, John Ramsbacher has earned widespread recognition as a leader in his field, advising and representing clients on a variety of estate and gift tax planning matters, speaking at professional conferences, and teaching students at Golden Gate University Masters in Tax program in San Francisco. Mr. Ramsbacher is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Council (ACTEC) and a former chair of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee, and he has served on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California’s Taxation Section. As a further testament to his professional achievements, John Ramsbacher has been listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, selected to Best Lawyers, and named a Northern California Super Lawyer for the past seven years. To read more about John Ramsbacher and the services he provides through Ramsbacher Prokey LLP, please visit his firm’s website at

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