Tax, Employee Benefits & Global Compensation
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New York University School of Law, LL.M Taxation, 2004.
University of Southern California, J.D., 2000.
University of Southern California Business School, Masters of Business Taxation, 2000.
University of California, Berkeley, B.S., magna cum laude, 1997.
Guest Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, 1996.
Matthew Portnoff is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and a member of the firm's Tax, Employee Benefits & Global Compensation group. His practice covers a broad range of federal, state and local tax matters, with a particular emphasis on corporate acquisitions, partnerships, real estate taxation, tax credits and tax-exempt financing, nonprofit taxation, and general business tax planning. Mr. Portnoff also has significant experience with the formation of various business entities and related tax planning.
In addition to Mr. Portnoff's transactional practice, Mr. Portnoff regularly handles tax controversy issues in judicial and administrative forums at the federal, state and local levels, with a particular emphasis in entertainment-related matters.
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2012, 2013.
Co-Author, "A Sensible Approach: Private Funding of Energy Efficiency Retrofits," Environmental Leader, October 2011.
Author, "California's New Apportionment Rules for Multistate Taxpayers," Practical U.S./Domestic Tax Strategies, Volume 11, No. 4, April 2011.
Member of the California bar, the District of Columbia bar, and admitted in all courts in the state of California as well as the U.S. Tax Court.
Adjunct Professor, Loyola Law School, Graduate Tax Program.
Speaker, “Why Aren’t You Taking Advantage of California Enterprise Zone Tax Credits and Incentives?” Commercial Real Estate Women of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, April 14, 2009.
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