Business Transactional and Tax Attorney Mayer Nazarian Joins Ervin Cohen & Jessup

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ervin Cohen & Jessup announced today that Mayer Nazarian has joined the firm’s Business, Corporate and Tax practice. Nazarian is a corporate and tax transactional attorney proficient with local, regional, national and international tax issues.

“Mayer has a diverse background in U.S. and in international taxation,” said Co-Managing Partner Randy S. Leff. “In addition to reinforcing our tax capabilities in connection with business transactions, Mayer brings expertise in areas such as estate tax, wealth planning and digital currency.”

Nazarian advises clients on business planning and business transactions with particular attention to the tax aspects of the business acquisition, sale or dissolution. Not limiting his counsel to tax competence, Nazarian takes a holistic approach and recognizes that factors like estate and trust planning, business transactional law, real estate law, employment law, and family law may need to be addressed as well. Nazarian often taps experts to work with his clients, adding value to the services he provides through his wide network of professional resources.

“Ervin Cohen & Jessup’s depth and breadth of practice areas are a great complement to my transactional practice,” said Nazarian. “The firm is comprised of talented professionals with formidable legal skills and international capabilities whom I am truly excited to join.”

Nazarian joins Ervin Cohen & Jessup from CKR where he was a partner and chair of the Tax Department in the Los Angeles office. Nazarian began his career as a tax professional with the accounting firm of Holthouse, Carlin and Van Trigt, LLP and went on to become a tax manager with Deloitte Tax, LLP. He then started his own law practice, which later merged with a tax and estate planning firm in Los Angeles. Nazarian is fluent in five languages, earned his B.S. at UCLA, his J.D. at USC’s School of Law and his M.B.T. at USC’s Marshall School of Business.

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP is a full-service firm that provides a broad range of business-related legal services including, real estate, litigation, corporate, tax, land use, employment, bankruptcy, estate planning, finance, healthcare, intellectual property and technology law. For more information, visit our new website


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