Jeffrey A. Mannisto

Jeffrey Mannisto is Chair of the firm’s Tax, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group. He has a broad-based tax practice in corporate, partnership and individual income tax, including choice of entity considerations, mergers and acquisitions, transactional matters, employment tax issues, tax ruling requests, and tax controversies.

During his 20 years of practice, Mr. Mannisto has specialized in taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, restructurings, joint ventures, debt and equity financings, partnership transactions, start-up and venture capital investments and taxation of special entities such as S corporations, REITs and tax-exempt entities. He has extensive experience advising on matters such as the tax consequences of corporate buyouts, mergers and other acquisitions, made by public and private corporations, joint ventures, limited liability companies and partnerships.

In his tax practice, Mr. Mannisto works on the formation, capitalization, reorganization and dissolution of many private and public corporations, S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and tax-exempt entities. A focus of his practice includes the design and implementation of tax-efficient, multi-entity acquisition, holding and operating structures for real estate developers, financial partners, private businesses and/or subsidiary operations, including multi-state businesses, liability-remote real estate and intellectual property holding companies and special purpose entities for complex financing transactions.

His tax controversy practice includes litigation, administrative appeals and dispute resolution involving the Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board, the California Board of Equalization, the tax assessor/collector offices of many counties, cities and other local government agencies.

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Areas of Practice 1) Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring, 2) Clean Energy, 3) Cleantech, 4) Climate Change, 5) Employment & Labor, 6) Entertainment & Media, 7) Financial Services and Banking, 8) Infrastructure, 9) Mergers and Acquisitions, 10) Peer-to-Peer Lending and Crowdfunding and 11) Private Equity
Law School New York University School of Law (LL.M.,1996); University Of Mississippi School of Law (J.D.,1995)
Education University of Texas (B.B.A., 1989)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
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