Dire Warnings!!! From the Superfluous to the Sublime
Hon. Edward B. (Ned) Huntington (Ret.)
Judge Edward B. (Ned) Huntington is a retired San Diego Superior Court Judge who served more than half of his judicial career as a Family Court Judge in San Diego and in North San Diego County. Prior to his appointment by Governor Wilson, Huntington practiced Family Law and Taxation for 28 years. As an attorney, he was California Board Certified in both Family Law and Tax Law. To date the only lawyer double certified in those specific areas. He received his BS degree in Accounting from San Diego State, his JD degree from the University of California, Hasting College of Law and his LL.M. in Taxation from University of San Diego’s Graduate Tax Program. He is a long time member of both the Family Law and Tax Sections of the Bar Association. In 1988 he was President of the San Diego County Bar Association and from 1991 to 1994, he served on the California State Bar Board of Governors and chaired the Discipline Committee. He loves boating, family, yellow labs, fishing, skiing and golfing.
This is one judge’s campaign to stamp out all warnings contained in emails, listservs, and most real letters. However, reading this article may constitute Tax Advice, therefore any advice contained herein is not intended or written to be used for the purpose of avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code, as set forth in Circular 230. Further, if it is tax advice, it cannot be used to promote, market or recommend any transaction or matter discussed herein. You are SO warned (emphasis added for dramatic purposes).
There are, at a minimum, three absolutely unnecessary warnings issued by attorneys or by their servants the listservs, serving them. All this judge asks in this one-person tilt at the windmill of warnings isâDON’T DO IT ANYMORE!