Jeff Wax handles complex tax controversy matters at the federal and state level and acts as a trusted tax advisor to major multinational corporations and high-worth individuals. Drawing on four decades of private sector experience, Jeff started his career with a national law firm and then transitioned to lead the tax controversy practice for a Fortune 50 multinational energy company. In 2000, Jeff joined a Big Four accounting firm and led its West Region Tax Controversy practice.
Jeff grew up in Southern California and attended UCLA, receiving bachelor degrees in Political Science and Geography before attending law school at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. At McGeorge, Jeff was a member of the Board of Editors of the Pacific Law Journal.
Jeff’s dispute resolution practice spans the lifecycle of taxation — from transaction planning, tax return reporting, examination defense and controversy resolution. His substantive experience includes a wide range of complex tax issues including debt/equity, partnership tax, economic substance and business purpose, and penalty abatement. In addition to Jeff’s tax practice, he is active as a member of the Board of Directors for UCLA’s Johnson Cancer Center Foundation.
Member, State Bar of California, 1982
Member, State Bar of Nebraska, 1981 (inactive)
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D.
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Political Science and Geography