Robert Edward King

Robert Edward King

Legally Nanny
  • Employment Law, Tax Law
  • California
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Bob graduated from Georgetown University magna cum laude. After college, he was awarded a Rotary International Fellowship and studied at the University of Lisbon in Portugal.

Upon returning to the U.S., Bob worked for several years and then attended the University of Chicago Law School where he graduated with Honors.

Since graduation, Bob has practiced labor & employment law in Orange County, California. In 2003, he founded Legally Nanny, the leading law firm providing legal and tax advice to household employers and domestic employment and homecare agencies.

Bob represents household employers, domestic employment and homecare agencies, businesses and individuals in a wide variety of legal matters, including defending against claims and litigation from employees and charges and investigations from government agencies.

Bob advises clients on hiring, evaluation, accommodation and termination matters; wage and hour issues; workplace policies, handbooks, agreements and contracts; and resolving client and business disputes. Bob also serves as the General Counsel for the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies, on the Board of Directors for the International Nanny Association, as an active member of the National Private Duty Association, and has served as an expert witness in HR and household employment matters, including calculating the cost of childcare in divorce proceedings.

Legally Nanny has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC News, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, Parenting Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Kiplinger's Personal Finance,, The, KABC L.A. Channel 7 News, The New York Daily News, L.A. and Bay Area Parent Magazines, California Lawyer, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, Los Angeles Lawyer, Orange County Lawyer, and the Family Law News of the California Bar's Family Law Section. Bob also contributed to the books "How To Hire & Retain Your Household Help," "How To Hire A Nanny," and "Help!! How To Find, Hire, Train & Maintain Your Household Help." Bob has lectured and written extensively on household employment legal and tax issues.

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • Portuguese: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Legally Nanny
- Current
Legally Nanny is the leading law firm providing legal and tax advice to household employers and domestic employment and homecare agencies. We assist household employers in hiring nannies, elder care providers and other employees legally; draft employment, confidentiality and severance agreements; and resolve and defend disputes involving household employees or government agencies. We also represent nanny agencies, homecare agencies, individuals and businesses in a variety of labor & employment, dispute resolution and business matters.
The University of Chicago Law School
J.D. (1998)
Honors: Graduated with Honors. Published Essay, Doing Without Speed Limits, in February 1999 Boston University Law Review with former University of Chicago Law Professor Cass Sunstein. Elected Comment Editor, The University of Chicago Legal Forum, student edited journal; Comment, Chemical Contamination in California: A Continuing Nuisance? published in 1997 edition.
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Georgetown University
B.S. (1992) | International Affairs
Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude. Passed U.S. State Department Foreign Service examination. Certified proficient in oral and written Portuguese. Member, Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society, and Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society
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University of Lisbon
Advanced Portugese Studies
Honors: Rotary International Fellowship
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Oxford University
British History, Art History
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Named One of Orange County's Top Lawyers
OC Metro magazine
Rotary International Fellowship
Rotary International
Professional Associations
National Private Duty Association
- Current
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International Nanny Association
Board Member
- Current
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Association of Premier Nanny Agencies
General Counsel
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California State Bar  # 198325
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Articles & Publications
Hiring Your Household Employee "Under The Table" May Cost More Than You Think
Riverside Lawyer
Calculating the Cost of Childcare
Family Law News (California State Bar Family Law Section)
The Advantages of Hiring Your Nanny Legally . . . and the Consequences of Paying "Under the Table"
Valley Lawyer
Household Employment Law 101: How to Employ Your Nanny Legally
Divine Caroline
So You're Hiring A Nanny
CNN/Parenting Magazine
Complying with the Law When Employing a Nanny
Los Angeles Lawyer
The High Cost of Hiring under the Table
California Lawyer
Thinking about Hiring Your Nanny Under the Table? Think Again.
Orange County Lawyer
Doing Without Speed Limits
Boston University Law Review
Chemical Contamination in California: A Continuing Nuisance?
The University of Chicago Legal Forum
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Legally Nanny
37 Trailwood
Irvine, CA 92620
Telephone: (714) 336-8864
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