Overview

W. Edgar Jessup is a founding Partner of the firm and a member of the Business Corporate, and Tax Department.

Mr. Jessup’s areas of practice include general business and corporate law, including directors' and officers' 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 of the, 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.

Affiliations

Community & Professional

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Judicature Society

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

University of Southern California Law Center, Law Review: Southern California Law Review, Editorial Board

Media & Events

Publications

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

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Southern California Law Center
  • University of Southern California Law Center
    Law, 1959-1972
  • University of Southern California Law Center
  • University of Southern California Law Center

Successes

Education

J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi

B.S., Brown University, Magna Cum Laude, Tau Beta Pi

Admissions

  • California
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth 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
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