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My name is James Burns. I'm an attorney with 2 law degrees (one in tax) and not just the ordinary law degree that all attorneys have. I am also the author of the acclaimed financial book “The 3 Secret Pillars of Wealth” and I've worked with affluent taxpayers and retirees since 2000. During this time I've observed time and time again how many business owners and families can dramatically improve their future situation by simply uncovering the right information and then acting to protect the family, business or both.

The problem is that many folks struggle and have no idea that the ‘right' information for them even exists much less where they can find it and, as a result, they let serious situations like planning an estate ‘fall through the cracks' and as a result allow family members to be unnecessarily tied up in Probate Courts.

We have saved over $200,000,000 from creditors/predators who sought to take away the assets from our clients and failed.

I have completed several M&A transactions and have drafted and negotiated just about every commercial and real estate transaction but you should inquire to see if we can assist you with your business situation.


James served honorably in the United States Marine Corps' Force Reconnaissance which is akin to the Navy Seals program.

  1. James is the principal at the Law Office of James Burns.
  2. James is Owner of White Diamond Properties, Inc. A real property investment acquisition firm.
  3. He is also author of the acclaimed financial book “The 3 Secret Pillars of Wealth”


  1. Owner Of Law Office of James Burns
    • November 2000 – Present (16 years) Aliso Viejo, California


  1. The 3 Secret Pillars of Wealth(Link)
    • White Diamond Publishing and Arbor Books (January 2008)
  2. “Fire Sale”
    • Wiley & Sons – Canada (2010)


  1. Golden Gate University, School of Law
    • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Taxation (2000)
  2. University of the State of NY., B.S.

Honors & Awards:

  1. Meritorious Mast
    • United States Marine Corp.(March 1984)
  2. Meritorious Mast
    • United States Marine Corps. July 1985