Born New York, New York, April 13, 1940. Admitted to Bar: New York, 1970; California, 1975; Tax Court, 1979; Education: City College, New York (B.B.A. 1961), Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 1961), C.P.A. (New York 1971), Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University, MBT Program; Member: State Bar of New York, State Bar of California, New York C.P.A. Society.
Prior to being admitted to the New York Bar, Mr. Laski has had four years experience in public accounting, and five years experience with the Internal Revenue Service as an Internal Revenue Agent and Manager.
After passing the New York Bar, Mr. Laski had eleven years experience with the Internal Revenue Service as an Estate and Gift Tax Attorney, a Managing Lead Instructor, and a Manager of Internal Revenue Agents. As a managing lead instructor he was one of four people designated to teach IRS personnel. He also trained other IRS personnel to be IRS teachers, and he taught and managed other IRS teachers in the training of Internal Revenue Agents, Office Audit Examiners and all other technical personnel in the Western Region of the Internal Revenue Service. In addition, he was the only manager who trained both the attorneys in the Estate and Gift Tax Branch, and Internal Revenue Agents in the area of income tax of estates and trusts.
Mr. Laski has been in the private practice of law since 1982, with an emphasis on tax planning and tax controversy matters. He has been a tax lecturer for the California State University at Los Angeles, Southern California C.P.A. Society, and various other professional groups. He also lectured in the Masters of Tax Program at Golden Gate University for many years, where he attained the status of Adjunct Professor. Mr. Laski has been a member of the Board of Directors, Vice-President and Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee of Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center.