Myron G. Sugarman served as a partner in Cooley's business department from 1977–2012. He continues full-time practice with the firm as senior counsel and is resident in the San Francisco office. Myron's experience has involved all areas of federal and local taxation. His fields of emphasis include estate planning, deferred compensation, taxation of nonprofit and charitable institutions and family and personal tax planning.


Prior to joining Cooley, he served in the Office of The Judge Advocate General, US Army at the Pentagon from 1968–1971.


Myron is a former president of the San Francisco Tax Club and a member of the San Francisco Estate Planning Council. He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American Bar Foundation and has been consistently listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 25 years and, in the most recent edition, is listed under the Tax, Trusts & Estates and Non-Profit Charities Law categories.


In addition to his professional activities, Myron is a member of the San Francisco Grid Club. He is an advisory trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation. He is a former director of the California Alumni Association and is a member of The Order of the Golden Bear and an honorary member of The Big C Society.




University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

JD, 1967, Order of the Coif


University of California, Berkeley

BS, 1964, Business Administration, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Haskins and Sells Foundation Award in Accounting


Bar Admissions




Court Admissions


U.S. Tax Court




American College of Tax Counsel

American College of Trust & Estate Counsel

San Francisco Estate Planning Council


American Bar Foundation

Myron Sugarman
Cooley LLP

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