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John D. Wahlin


3390 University Avenue
5th Floor
(951) 826-8313

John D. Wahlin is a partner in the Employee Benefits practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP.

Mr. Wahlin advises clients on all aspects of employee benefits. Mr. Wahlin has extensive experience representing employers on matters such as qualified retirement plans, non-qualified plans of deferred compensation, health and other employee benefit plans. Mr. Wahlin also has extensive experience in advising public agencies with respect to the unique requirements applicable to public pension, health and other public employee benefit plans. His practice also concentrates on business and tax planning, including distribution and asset protection planning for pension and personal assets.

Mr. Wahlin has taught courses relating to deferred compensation and employee benefits for University of California Riverside Extension. He is also a frequent speaker at seminars for employers’ groups, the Riverside County Bar and BB&K sponsored programs.

Mr. Wahlin received his undergraduate degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Augustana College in Illinois. He received his J.D. with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1971, where he was on the Board of Editors for the Wisconsin Law Review. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Tax Section, committees for Employee Benefits and Tax Practice Management. He is also a member of the California Bar Association, Tax Section.


  • University of Wisconsin, J.D. (1971)
  • Augustana College, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • California (1972)

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