Bradford N. Dewan

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Self-Directed IRAs and Traditional IRAs

P: (619) 239-7777
F: (619) 238-8808


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, J.D.
  • University of California at Berkeley, MBA
  • Harvard University, B.A.
Mailing Address

501 W. Broadway
Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101-3563


Miller, Monson, Peshel, Polacek & Hoshaw, APPLC ( January 2007 - Present)

Brad's practice is focused on tax planning for business entities and their owners. He assists his clients in selecting the right entity for operating the business whether it be a limited liability company ("LLC"), corporation ("C Corp" or "S Corp") or partnership ("general" or "limited"). Brad provides tax advice and guidance as to the operations and transactions of the entity, including compensation, deferred compensation and retirement plans. Brad assists the owners of closely-held businesses develop and implement succession and exit planning strategies. He also advises his clients regarding the selection of estate planning strategies that achieve each client's unique goals as well as be tax efficient. Brad is a frequent speaker to attorneys and other professionals on tax and estate planning topics.

Shapiro, Buchman, Provine & Patton, LLP (January 2001- January 2005)

Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro (January 1999- January 2001)

Plageman & Associates (January 1995- January 1999)

Rosenblum, Parish & Bacigalupi (1980-1986)

National Economic & Development Law Center (1974-1980)

Community & Personal Interests

Brad is a recognized expert in tax and estate planning for pension plan benefits and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). He is a frequent lecturer to various professional groups on the rules affecting distributions from qualified plans and IRAs, and the most effective strategies for transferring these unique assets to surviving spouses and the IRA owner's children.

Brad is also a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Estate Planning and Tax Sections of the California Bar Association, and the Scripps Health Gift Planning Advisory Board.

Bar Admissions

• California
• Hawaii
• Wisconsin