PARTNERS & OF COUNSEL

PARTNER/ADVISOR

David Guss

David Guss served until June of 2009 as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at Investment Placement Group and is currently Honorary Chairman. Founded in 1983, IPG manages approximately $1.5 billion in assets for individuals and corporations participating in both domestic and emerging markets and is a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers. Mr. Guss served as a member of the Advisory Board of First National Bank, a full service commercial bank in San Diego, CA, as well as for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Research Center. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.
Mr. Guss is a graduate of both San Diego State University with a B.A. in Economics and the Executive Management Program at Northwestern University.

OF COUNSEL

Bob Brown

Mr. Brown is a partner of Procopio which was founded in 1946 and is the largest San Diego based full service law firm. Mr. Brown’s sophisticated practice combines both tax and transactional planning and consulting covering a broad range of tax, real estate, and general business matters, with an emphasis on tax planning, financing and structuring for real estate joint ventures and private placements, and general corporate and business consulting. Mr. Brown’s clients include institutional developers and investors, as well as privately held businesses. He is a frequent speaker regarding recent developments in tax and business planning, and has served as the chair of the Tax Section of the San Diego County Bar Association and on the California State Bar’s Partnerships and LLCs Committee.

Core Values

INTEGRITY

To conduct all business with the highest degree of professionalism, diligence, and honesty.