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Ronson J. Shamoun

CEO, Principal, RJS Law

Ronson Shamoun founded RJS Law, a firm which focuses on tax law, in 2003. RJS Law has three offices nationwide, including eight local lawyers. His practice involves federal and state taxation with an emphasis in criminal tax defense, tax controversy, real estate, corporate law and estate planning. In 2017, RJS Law was named a Best of the Bar by the San Diego Business Business Journal. Shamoun, a third-year law professor at his alma mater, the University of San Diego, was recently awarded the USD Law School Distinguished Alumni Award. He is active in numerous civic groups, including the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and San Diego Downtown Partnership. Shamoun also co-founded with the University of San Diego Law School the USD LAW-RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute.

ALMA MATER: University of San Diego

TRAVEL: Has visited Costa Rica.

ADVICE: “Being on time is being late.”

OUTREACH: Supports the Girl Scouts, American Diabetes Association and United Way.