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Best Best & Krieger Partner Julie Manasfi is a versatile and well-rounded tax attorney who serves clients as a member of the firm’s Business team. Julie focuses her practice on federal and state corporate, partnership and individual taxation. In particular, she addresses complex issues related to corporate restructuring and business services tax support surrounding entity formation, real estate transactions, employee benefits, settlements and tax-exempt entities. Julie is an esteemed tax mind in both private practice and academia, and she combines this experience to benefit the unique needs of each client she serves. 

Before joining BB&K, Julie was a tenured Professor of Law who taught at several law schools, including Loyola Law School, University of La Verne College of Law and Whittier Law School. She taught corporate taxation, international taxation, tax practice and procedure, federal income taxation, the income taxation of trusts and estates, transactional document drafting, contracts, business organizations and real property. 

She is licensed in both California and New York. In New York, she provided tax advice to a number of large domestic and offshore hedge funds, private equity funds, and real estate funds, including counseling them regarding formation issues and assisting with the structuring of a wide variety of investments.

Professional & Community Involvement
  • Loyola Law School, adjunct professor 
  • California State Bar 
    • Tax Section
    • Real Estate Section
Thought Leadership
  • “Dodd Frank’s Volcker Rule Revisited: Do the Potential Costs Outweigh the Purported Benefits?,” Banking & Financial Services Policy Report, 2017
  • “Taming the Dragon: Drawing Lines—A Case Study of Foreign Hedge Fund Lending to U.S. Borrowers and Transacting in U.S. Debt Securities,” Harvard Business Law Review, 2016
  • Systemic Risk and Dodd-Frank’s Volcker Rule  4 Wm. & Mary Bus. L. Rev. 181 (2013)(Eleventh most-cited specialty law review in the field of corporate law and business associations).
  • The Global Shadow Bank—Systemic Risk and Tax Policy Objectives:  The Uncertain Case of Foreign Hedge Fund Lending to U.S. Borrowers and Transacting in U.S. Debt Securities 11 Fla. Tax Rev. 643 (2011)(peer reviewed, on ssrn’s top ten downloads within certain topics multiple times, Florida tax review frequently cited as one of the top tax journals in the country)

Education & Admissions

New York University School of Law
New York University School of Law
LL.M., taxation
University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., political science, minor in accounting
Bar Admissions
New York



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