Cameron Hess

Cameron L. Hess brings unique dual experience in taxation and business law to the firm’s transaction department. As a Certified Public Accountant with a former tenure at KPMG, Cameron combines his accounting acumen with over 30 years of legal experience. His practice is marked by a comprehensive approach to real estate, business transactions, estate planning, nonprofit, and tax controversy at federal, state, and local levels.

Noted by his ability to navigate complex IRS negotiations and tax litigation, Cameron offers clients representation in tax disputes, leveraging his understanding of both legal and financial aspects. His diverse practice serves several industries and closely held businesses, including real estate, manufacturing, and services, providing integrative planning that addresses the intricate interplay of business operations and tax implications.


  • J.D., University of Southern California School of Law
  • M.S. University of Southern California
  • B.S., University of California, Berkeley

Areas Of Practice

Our business and finance attorneys represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

Fennemore boasts a large and sophisticated client-focused Mergers and Acquisitions practice.

Our real estate practice is one of the largest in the American West, including Arizona, California, Colorado and Nevada with experience in all aspects of the real estate development process, from due diligence, acquisition and finance, through land use permitting and entitlements, to leasing and sale.

Our tax attorneys are committed to helping clients proactively structure their businesses, transactions, and estate plans in the most tax-efficient manner.

Thoughtful and careful preparation of estate plan documents is key to wealth preservation and transition. Proper implementation and diligent administration are equally critical.

Awards and Honors

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Presenter, Corporate Transparency Act Presentation, Firm Presentation, February 15, 2024
  • Co-Author, Corporate Transparency Act, Firm Newsletter, January 19, 2024
  • Presenter, Real Estate Virtual Conference, CalCPA, January 19, 2024
  • Interview, How To Factor In Taxes When Considering Special Needs Trusts / (ABLE) Accounts, Financial Advisor, July 13, 2021


  • Contributing Writer, Spidell’s California Tax Letter
  • Member, Tax Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Tax Section, State Bar of California
  • Member, Business Section, State Bar of California
  • Member, Tax Section, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member, Business Section, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Chair, CalCPA Estate Planning Committee
  • Chair, CalCPA Chapter Real Estate Committee (RED Group)
  • Member, Beta Alpha Pi
  • Member, Tax Law Journal (USC)
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta
  • Instructor, McGeorge Law School (Partnership Taxation)


  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Certified Public Accountant