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Peter Klaus Maier

Peter Klaus Maier, German lawyer. Bar: California 1953, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1957; certified specialist in taxation law, California.


  • Maier, Peter Klaus was born on November 20, 1929 in Wurzburg, Germany. Came to the United States, 1939, naturalized, 1945. Son of Bernard and Joan (Sonder) Maier.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Claremont McKenna College, 1949. Juris Doctor, University California, Berkeley, 1952. Master of Laws in Taxation, New York University, 1953.


    • Attorney tax division United States Dept Justice, Washington, 1956-1959. Private practice tax law San Francisco, 1959-1981. Professor law Hastings College Law, University California, San Francisco, 1967-1995.

      Visiting professor University California Boalt School Law, Berkeley, 1988-1989, Stanford University School Law, 1996-1998. Chairman Maier, Siebel. Baber, Inc., San Francisco, 1981—2004.

      Managing director United States Trust Company NA, San Francisco, 1998—2007. Chairman Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning, University San Francisco, since 1997. President John B. Huntington Foundation, since 1996, Alfred and Hanna Fromm Foundation, 1974^.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1953, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1957. Certified specialist in taxation law, California.


    • Author books on taxation. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Chairman Property Resources Inc., Larkspur, California, 1968-1977. President California Property Development Corporation, San Francisco, 1974-1981. Captain United States Air Force, 1953-1956, president Private Wealth Partners Larkspur, since 2003.

    Member California Bar Association (chairman section taxation 1970-1971), Order of Coif.


    • Married Melanie L. Stoff, December 15, 1963. Children: Michele Margaret, Diana Lynn.
    • father: Bernard Maier
    • mother: Joan (Sonder) Maier
    • spouse: Melanie L. Stoff
    • children: Michele Margaret Maier
    • Diana Lynn Maier
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    Born November 20, 1929