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Jeffrey C. Joy has deep experience advising clients in connection with domestic income tax and estate planning, international tax and estate planning as well as a wide range of business transactional matters. His clients include high-net-worth individuals, owners of closely held companies and family offices. Jeff works with business owners to design and implement plans for the transfer of their assets to their children and grandchildren as well as developing plans for the succession of ownership in their companies using a variety of tax efficient techniques including family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, irrevocable trusts, life insurance liquidity plans and other creative strategies.

Since serving as an Attorney-Advisor to the U.S. Tax Court at the beginning of his career, Jeff has had significant tax controversy experience as well. He had represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Tax Court and the California Franchise Tax Board.


  • Domestic and international income tax planning
  • Domestic and international estate planning
  • Wealth transfer and succession planning
  • Individual, partnership and corporate taxation
  • Tax controversies  



  • Certified in Taxation Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization


  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2008-2023
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, "Recognized Practitioner,” 2016
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010-2016, and 2018
    • Listed, Top 50 Lawyers, 2010-2011
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, American Bar Association, Taxation, International Law, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Sections
  • Member, California Bar Association, Taxation, and Estate Planning Sections
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association, Tax, and Estate Planning Sections
    • Chair, Tax Section, 2002


  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
  • J.D., Washburn University School of Law
  • B.S., cum laude, University of Kansas
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1978-1980
  • 加利福尼亚州
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. Tax Court