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Eric M. Nixdorf, Esq., LL.M. Tax

Principal, The Intelligent Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation

Licensed Attorney in California, Hawaii, Nevada (Inactive), Alaska (Inactive) Florida (Inactive)

Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Certified Bankruptcy Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Specialization

Member of MENSA, Training at Harvard Business School

Biographical Information

Eric Nixdorf, Esq. has over twenty-five (25) years of experience as an attorney, real estate investor and small businessman.  He previously was the managing partner, bankruptcy department head, and primary litigator for a statewide California tax law firm as well as the CEO of a successful real estate investment company based in San Francisco.


Eric was the principal attorney for a number of prominent tax, bankruptcy and real estate litigation cases, including Tull v. U.S., 69 F. 3d 394 (9th Cir. 1995) which defined "voluntary" payments to the IRS, restricting the IRS's ability to re-designate payments made by taxpayers.  Eric has also represented a number of local celebrities and business leaders.


Eric is a member of MENSA and one of the few tax attorneys in the country who is also a licensed real estate broker, certified bankruptcy specialist and Harvard Business School trained.  He regularly teaches continuing education courses to other attorneys and legal professionals and seminars for real estate professionals.


Eric is happily married and currently raising three wonderful children.

Bar Admissions and Licenses

State Bar of Hawaii  (2021)

U.S. District Court, Hawaii (2021)

State Bar of California (1994)

California Real Estate Brokers License (2006)

U.S. Tax Court (1994)

Court of Federal Claims (1994)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1994)

U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Southern, and  Central Districts of California (1994)

U.S. District Court, Nevada (1995)

State Bar of Florida (1993) (Inactive)

State Bar of Nevada (1995) (Inactive)

State Bar of Alaska (1996) (Inactive)

Law Society of England and Wales (Inactive)



Building New Ventures

Harvard Business School (2005)


Management of Professional Service Firms

Harvard Business School (2003)


LL.M. in Taxation

University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law (1994)


Juris Doctor

Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (1993)


Bachelor of Arts (Economics)

Miami University (1990)

2010 - present

2010 - present

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