E. J. Lashlee History:
E. J. Lashlee is a professional Trustee serving clients since 1973. He has owned and managed many
businesses over the years and invested primarily in real estate.
He served as a Specialist in the U.S. Army during and between studies at the University of Nevada,
Las Vegas. As a student, he played trumpet, then joined professional bands, Las Vegas showrooms,
and did occasional recording studio work.
Michelin trained him as an Engineer in 1968 specializing in forensic tire performance and balancing,
allowing him to manage the original Michelin distributorship in Nevada.
He became a licensed Real Estate Broker in 1970, managed Jack Matthews & Company, which evolved
into Prudential Americana Realty; the largest realty in Nevada, that eventually became Berkshire
Hathaway Home Services-Nevada Properties.
With friends, he created Colonial Properties, Wrangler Properties, Wishing Well Realty, Wishing Well
Investors, Western Title and Escrow, and now continues as a real estate investor and developer.
He then focused on becoming a professional trustee managing 2.4 billion dollars in assets.
With another investor, he created National Leasing, the first cell phone system in Nevada in 1970.
Other investments include environmental products, energy, business development, real estate, motor
vehicles, electrical devices, plastics, patents, and international life improvement of poor children.
As a real estate venture, E.J. bought the historic Daydream Guest Ranch in 1977, then developed the
steakhouse, casino, saloon, rodeo facilities, expanded the Guest Resort, and held events holding up
to 17,000 people. A massive mortgage theft by Allstate Thrift and Sam Krug inspired him to persist
in a five year investigation that eventually convicted Krug.
After family members created Ashton-Tate in 1980, (the second largest software giant at the time),
he created Software Trust – a dBase and Framework affiliate and design company. E.J. designed
software based on dBASE and FRED languages and created the ABC OFFICE PACK programs. He
designed "standard websites" and "image slideshow viewers" that are plug-n-play that still prevail
on the the internet.
In 1995, he became the second largest wire wheel manufacturer in the US with companies like Wild
Works Wheels, Road Wings Design Manufacturing, and Hallcraft Wheels. Proprietary products
included shocks, headlights, frames, rotors, rims, tanks, hubs, and other exotic billet products.
In 1999, he created private client accounts and transferred approximately 590 million dollars into
various international investment groups. In the following years, because of a large group, he became
the target of the IRS mainly because of their difficulty in identifying managers and participants in
one investment group. The IRS suspected that about 300 of their investors were evading taxes. They
knew that with privacy provided by Lashlee, they could not identify or audit the investors.
Eventually, about nine controllers of the investment group confronted the IRS, and they eventually
confessed (or were convicted) of destroying records or tax evasion, regardless of their guilt (or
lack of it). The single overseer of that fund, John Sherman Lipton, then stole all of the investments
and traded his testimony for a minimal sentence, while throwing his unknowing innocent directors
and his secretary to the prison system.
The conflict with Lashlee and the IRS continued with payments by Lashlee of $550 (five hundred fifty)
towards a disputed $12,500 fine, that eventually resulted in an IRS settlement signaling their "win"
that was finalized in 2007. The IRS then sealed the settlement records.
In 2010, he investigated Isreal Owen Hawkins, Jr. and PETRO AMERICA CORPORATION, and gave a
blueprint of his Ponzi scheme and securities fraud to the FBI, that shortly thereafter arrested and
He has evolved from business ventures gradually over time into writing, designing, educating,
research, travel, speaking engagements, and especially helping poor children with medical problems,
which allows for much more family time.
Lashlee invented two versions of foldable bicycle wheels that allow bicycles (with full size wheels)
to fold into a overhead airline style backpack. He holds eleven patents on diverse items that
a) foldable wheels
b) other folding devices
c) a Safety Lock Box for easy entry by adults and protection from entry by children
d) adjustable joint axis bicycle frame accommodating various sized riders
e) multi-diameter joint connector for bamboo construction intended for roof trusses
f) a simpler resealable recyclable cola can
g) a portable bathtub safety bar
Lashlee has written four books. The Protection Book,
The Privacy Book, True Trust Book, and Real Rules for Real Estate.
E.J. held more State, County and City Licenses than any other Nevada businessman (over 52 licenses
active at one time), to include Real Estate Broker, Notary Public, and an Nevada Gaming License.
He orchestrated the first Savings & Loan investigation and conviction, and promoted interstate
banking law enticing Citibank into Nevada to assist defrauded bank investors with recovery.
His “ABC Business Office” software programs, “dBASE Report Tools”, “Real Rules for Real Estate”
are still viable in the changing business economy.
He has participated with TIMOTCA, UNICEF, The United Nations, Asian Nations Group, and the Congress
of the Philippines. In 1995 he created Key Kid Foundation, a free surgery foundation for poor
children in undeveloped nations. He created a charitable organization in 1997 to install
electricity, free computers, software, and training in poor school districts in rural Asia.
He has strong ties to his children, wife, friends, and long-term business associates. He values
their relationships, their success, and their happiness.
E.J. Lashlee, Trustee
668 N. PCH, #400
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Message Phone: 949-873-8299
Message Email: info@EJLashlee.com