About Richard Block

Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Richard is a product of the public schools. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (A.B. Cum Laude), Harvard Law School (Honors Seminar in Taxation of Corporate Reorganizations) and Georgetown Law Center (Master of Laws in Taxation).

Richard clerked for the Honorable Herbert Banks Cohen of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and served four years as an Attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel to the Internal Revenue Service at the National Office in Washington, D.C. Richard is admitted in California and Pennsylvania and may practice before all the courts in California, the Federal District Court for the Central District of California and the United States Supreme Court.

Richard has been designated by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in
taxation law for over 40 years.

He is married and has two children. When not practicing law, or busy with his family, Richard may be found working on, or driving, one of his collected automobiles.

80% of Practice Devoted to Taxation Law

Areas of Practice
80% Taxation Law
20% Estate Planning

Certified Legal Specialties
Taxation Law, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 1975

Bar Admissions
Pennsylvania, 1966
California, 1972
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. Supreme Court, 1972


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
LL.M. - 1970
Major: Taxation Law

Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
J.D. - 1965
Honors: Honors Seminar in Corporate Reorganizations

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A.B. cum laude - 1962
Major: English

Adjunct Professor, Taxation Law, Golden Gate University
Adjunct Professor, Taxation Law, University of LaVerne School of Law

Honors and Awards
Los Angeles Super Lawyer - Taxation, 2010 - 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships
California State Bar, Taxation Section, 1972 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar, Taxation Section, 1972 - Present

Past Employment Positions
Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Clerk, 1965 – 1966
Office of Chief Counsel to Internal Revenue Service, 1968 - 1972


Richard A. Block, Esq.
21500 Wyandotte Street
Suite 104
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Phone: 818-716-1585
Fax: 818-716-1587
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Attorney Richard Block

                   Attorney Richard Block

The law office of Richard A. Block represents clients throughout Southern California in Los Angeles County, Riverside County, Orange County and Ventura County, including in the San Fernando Valley, the cities of Woodland Hills, Encino, Agoura Hills, Northridge, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Westlake, Burbank, Glendale, Simi Valley, and Thousand Oaks.