<Dominique Tauzin - Director in Strategic Planning

Dominique Tauzin JD
Director in Strategic Planning

Dominique Tauzin | Director in Strategic Planning | Aspiriant

What do you enjoy most about wealth management?

Being part of a team that helps individuals and families plan for and realize their financial goals.

What’s the biggest challenge?

Navigating the unknowns that life presents.

What do you love most about being part of Aspiriant?

I feel fortunate to work with so many interesting and talented people.

What professional accomplishments are you most proud of?

Starting my own law practice and becoming profitable in less than a year.

What quality of yours makes you best suited to what you do?

Listening to understand and visualize my client’s goals and dreams.

How should people think about their wealth?

Wealth can be compared to a good friend — something to enjoy, but not take advantage of.

What do you love to do outside of work?

Anything outdoors. Ideally with family or friends, but if that is not possible, just being outside.

Career highlights:

    Graduated from U.C. Hastings School of Law after starting my career as a molecular biology researcher.

  • Admitted to practice law in both California and New York.
  • Succeeded in commencing and managing a solo practitioner trust and estates law practice.

Education and accreditations

  • U.C. Santa Cruz – Molecular Biology and American Literature – Double Major
  • U.C. Hastings College of the Law

What was the most influential book you’ve read and why?

This is a tough one. “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell, “Going Clear” by Lawrence Wright, “Lila” by Marilynne Robinson or “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote. Actually, there are a bunch more.

What personal accomplishments are you most proud of?

Following my gut to become a lawyer after spending most of my adult educational and professional life as a scientist. Also, training for and completing a half-marathon once my kids were more independent.

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Dominique joined Aspiriant in 2021 as a Director in Strategic Planning. She has more than a decade of experience within the trusts and estates legal field and serving high net worth individuals and families.

Prior to joining the firm, Dominique spent more than a decade at two Los Angeles-based law firms practicing exclusively in the area of trust and estate law, with a focus on tax planning. Before joining these firms, she founded and managed a successful law firm on the Westside of Los Angeles, which offered legal services related to estate planning and trust administration.

Dominique earned a B.A. degree with a double major in Molecular Biology and American Literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She later obtained her J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, graduating in 2001. She is licensed to practice law in California and New York.

Dominique is a native Angeleno. She lived on the Eastside of Los Angeles on Mt. Washington, near Pasadena, when she was a young child. Her parents later moved to the Westside, specifically Beverly Hills. She loved experiencing different parts of Los Angeles. She continued this eastside/westside experience by bouncing between California and New York from the time she graduated from college until she returned to her native Los Angeles with her husband, also an Angeleno, and their two children, New Yorkers by birth.

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