456 Montgomery Street
Suite 1300
      San Francisco, California 94104
T: (415) 989-8406
F: (415) 989-8409

Harry B. Maring
Attorney at Law
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About The Firm

The Maring Law Firm is committed to providing you with the highest quality estate planning, tax and business planning advice in a very personalized environment where the client is our main priority.


Harry B. Maring is the principal of The Maring Law Firm in San Francisco and has been in private practice for over 30 years, focusing on estate and gift tax planning as well as tax, corporate, and business planning for individuals and entities.

Harry is Certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and earned his LL.M. degree in Taxation from New York University School of Law, his J.D., cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law and his B.A. in History from Vanderbilt University.

He is an adjunct professor to the graduate tax law program of Golden Gate University School of Law where he teaches Estate Planning for the Blended Family and is also an adjunct professor to University of California, Hastings College of the Law where he teaches the Estate Planning course.

Harry authored the request for and received IRS Private Letter Ruling 200621020 regarding a spousal rollover of an IRA distribution where the designated beneficiary was not the surviving spouse.
He is a frequent speaker and author on various estate planning topics, including the following activities for the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB):

  • Author of the chapter on Tax Planning for Farms, Vineyards and Ranches in the publication Special Assets in Estate Planning;
  • Author of the "S" Corporation Action Guide;
  • Author of the revision of Chapter 14 (Income Taxation of Decedents, Estates and Beneficiaries) and Chapter 15 (Estate Tax Procedures) of Decedents= Estate Practice;
  • Seminar Lecturer for Cross-Over Issues in Estate Planning and Dissolutions: When Death and Divorce Collide;
  • Seminar Lecturer for Fundamentals of Estate Planning; 
  • Seminar Lecturer for Estate Planning for the Blended Family.

    Harry is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, the Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Northern California, the U.S. District Court for Alabama and all State Courts in California and Alabama.

    He serves on the Board of Directors and subcommittees of several Bay Area nonprofit organizations and is a past member of the board of directors of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of San Francisco and the San Francisco Public Library Foundation - Financial and Corporate Research.

    Harry enjoys travel, food and wine and he fancies himself an artisan baker of rustic breads, boules and baguettes.   He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.



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