Ervin Cohen & Jessup has long been recognized as a leader in the tax field. Our tax attorneys simplify the highly complex, and sometimes conflicting, tax laws at the federal, state and local levels. We help clients maximize the return on their investments through partnership, corporate, international and individual income tax planning, and fight to protect our clients’ money when there are tax controversies. ECJ’s sophisticated tax law-related services include:

  • Tax analysis and structuring of transactions, including choice of entity, asset vs. stock purchases, tax-free asset monetizations, Qualified Opportunity Zones and Qualified Business Stock
  • Tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations
  • Tax planning for settlements and judgements and payment of attorneys’ fees
  • Executive Compensation, including equity compensation and nonqualified deferred compensation plans
  • Tax aspects of real estate development, sales, tax-deferred (Section 1031) exchanges, acquisitions, financing and leasing
  • Inbound and outbound foreign investment
  • Private equity and hedge fund tax planning and structuring
  • Tax planning for bankruptcy reorganization and other insolvency proceedings
  • Charitable giving and tax-exempt activities, including private foundations
  • California state and local tax issues, including real and personal property taxes, sales and use taxes, income and franchise taxes, business license taxes and unitary tax issues


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