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W. Edgar Jessup is a founding partner of the Firm and a member of the Business and Corporate Law and Taxation Departments.

Mr. Jessup’s areas of practice include general business and corporate law including directors and officer’s liability issues; and in the area of taxation, his experience extends to corporate, other business entities, estate planning, non-profit organizations, real estate and trust administration issues.

He is co-author of Recapture of Depreciation Under IRC 1245 and author of Law and Specifications for Engineers and Scientists, Prentice-Hall. He spoke at the University of Southern California Tax Institutes and for the California Continuing Education of the Bar programs. Mr. Jessup was a lecturer at the University of Southern California Law Center, in Business Taxation in 1957, 1959‑1972, 1977‑1978, and in Engineering Law from 1950‑1953.

He received his J.D. from the University of Southern California in 1949, and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Order of the Coif . While at USC, he served on the Editorial Board, Southern California Law Review. Mr. Jessup attended Brown University earning a B.S., magna cum laude, in 1943, and was a member of Tau Beta Pi. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, Atlantic and Pacific theaters, and resigned as a Lieutenant, USNR.

Seminars

  • 1957 – Law, University of Southern California Law Center – Speaker
  • 1959 – 1972 – Law, University of Southern California Law Center – Speaker
  • 1977 – 1978 – Law, University of Southern California Law Center – Speaker
  • 1950 – 1953 – Engineering Law, University of Southern California Law Center – Speaker

Publications

  • “Law and Specifications for Engineers and Scientists” Author — Prentice-Hall, 1963
  • “How to Draft the Partnership Agreement and Trust Provisions for a Family Partnership with Trusts as Partners” Author — University of Southern California Tax Institute, 1956
  • “Recapture of Depreciation Under IRC 1245” Co-Author — University of Southern California Tax Institute, 1964

Workgroups

Education

  • J.D., University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, CA, Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi
  • B.S., Brown University, Magna Cum Laude, Tau Beta Pi

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Judicature Society, Member
  • Brown University Club of Southern California, Board of Directors, Past President
  • Westside YMCA, Board of Managers, Past Chairman
  • Brentwood-Westwood Symphony Orchestra Association, Advisory Director
  • California Yacht Club, Member
  • University of Southern California Law Center, Law Review: Southern California Law Review, Editorial Board