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Practice Areas 

Mr. Illario advises businesses and individuals in business matters ranging from business start-ups and operations to dissolution, including mergers & acquisitions, business planning and organization, business succession, corporate governance, intellectual property, and general counsel services. Mr. Illario also advises individuals in estate planning and tax planning. 


  • University of Washington, LL.M. in Taxation, 2016
  • University of Washington, LL.M. in Intellectual Property, 2016
  • Arizona Summit School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Arizona State University, B.S. in Biochemistry, 2011


  • Admitted to U.S. Tax Court
  • California State Bar, Member
  • Washington State Bar, Member
  • Publication: Windsor: Huge Victory for Equality, a Possible Pyrrhic Victory for Taxation
  • Prior to joining VJG in 2020, Mr. Illario worked as an associate attorney with a boutique tax firm in Olympia, Washington.

Community Involvement and Interest

Mr. Illario serves on the Board of Directors for the Point Defiance Zoological Society serving as Treasurer, and Finance Committee Chair. Mr. Illario has volunteered with CHEW Dog Rescue; the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program; Loadstar Day Resource Center; and the United States Bankruptcy Court: Friend of the Court Program.

In his free time, Mr. Illario enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, camping, hiking, woodworking, and rooting for the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and the San Jose Sharks.