Jeffrey C. Joy: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jeffrey C. Joy

Orange County Administrative Shareholder
Irvine,  CA  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Insurance Regulatory & Transactions
  • Trusts & Estates
Contact InfoTelephone: 949.732.6688
Fax: 949.732.6501
University University of Kansas, B.S., cum laude, 1974
Law SchoolWashburn University School of Law, J.D., 1977; New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1978
Admitted1978, Kansas (inactive); 1979, District of Columbia (inactive) and California; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Tax Court

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

BornKansas City, Missouri, April 26, 1952

Jeffrey C. Joy has more than 25 years of experience in income tax and estate tax planning matters for high-net-worth individuals and the owners of closely held businesses. He works closely with business owners to plan for the transfer of their assets to their children and grandchildren, and develop plans for the succession of ownership in their companies using a variety of techniques, including buy-sell agreements, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, irrevocable trusts, life insurance liquidity plans, and other creative strategies. Jeff also has experience in international tax planning, including the facilitation of foreign direct investment in United States real estate, as well as the acquisition of and investment in U.S. businesses by foreign investors, and has represented foreign-based clients in connection with the U.S. tax aspects of structuring and operating U.S. investment portfolios. Jeff regularly works with clients on the formation and operation of captive insurance companies.

Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2006-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004, 2008-2015
•Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County, 2010-2011
•Listed, OC Register Metro magazine, Top Attorneys, Tax, 2013
•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
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events
23 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America
Greenberg Traurig's Shareholder Jeffrey C. Joy Named to Tax Section of OC Register Metro's Annual List of Top Attorneys
24 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
26 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
Greenberg Traurig Announces 22 Best Lawyers Throughout California
Greenberg Traurig Grows in California

Published Articles
Estate Planning in 2010 and 2011: Navigating Without a Compass
Defensive Tax Planning Strategies

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Author, How Captives Can Cut Supply-Chain, Cyber Insurance Costs, CFO magazine, June 24, 2014
•Author, Estate Planning in 2010 and 2011: Navigating Without a Compass, Orange County Business Journal, September 2010
•Author,Holding Your Insurance Hostage, Builder & Developer, February 2007

•Panelist, FLP & LLC's: Their Uses in Family Wealth Transfers, California Continuing Education of the Bar, October 2005

•Law Clerk, Judge William M. Fay, United States Tax Court, 1978-1980

Areas of Concentration
•Domestic and international income tax planning
•Domestic and international estate planning
•Wealth transfer planning

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Advised family holding $500 million of real property on income tax and estate planning matters regarding transfer and sale of property. Assisted clients in sale of assets of privately held company to Fortune 500 company. Assisted clients in the tax aspects of the sale of their closely held company to Fortune 50 company - transaction was structured as a 368(a)(1)(B) reorganization. Structured, drafted and implemented an estate plan for clients with a $25 million VUL policy. Structured, drafted and implemented a $28 million intentionally defective grantor trust with a self-canceling installment note feature for a client.

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Office Information

Jeffrey C. Joy

3161 Michelson Drive, Suite 1000
IrvineCA 92612-4410


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