Jeffrey A. Mannisto

Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Jeffrey A. Mannisto

Jeffrey A. Mannisto

Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Biography

Jeff Mannisto leads the firm’s tax, employee benefits and executive compensation practice. He has a broad-based tax practice in corporate, partnership and individual income tax, including choice of entity considerations, mergers and acquisitions, transactional matters, including tax-deferred exchanges under IRC Sections 1031 and 1033, employment tax issues, tax ruling requests, and tax controversies.

During his over 20 years of practice, Jeff has focused on 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, Jeff 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 multistate 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 California Department of Fee Administration, the California Office of Tax Appeals, the tax assessor/collector offices of many counties, cities and other local government agencies.

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Jeffrey A. Mannisto
Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Education
LL.M. in Taxation
Class of 1996

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

J.D., magna cum laude
Class of 1995

The University of Mississippi School of Law, also known as Ole Miss Law, is an ABA-accredited law school located on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. The School of Law opened in 1854 and is the fourth-oldest state-supported law school in the country. In 2009, National Jurist Magazine rated the University of Mississippi School of Law among the top five "best value law schools" in the United States. The law school is home to five auxiliary law programs: the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law, the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law, the Mississippi Innocence Project, the Mississippi Law Research Institute, and the Mississippi Judicial College.

B.B.A. in Accounting
Class of 1989

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

State Bar is currently governed by a 23-member Board of Trustees.State Bar of California is by far the largest state bar in the country. Nearly 179,000 State Bar members actively practice law in California, while the rest retain their licenses as inactive members.State Bar of California is the only state bar in the nation with independent professional judges dedicated to ruling on attorney discipline cases. The independent State Bar Court hears the charges and has the power to recommend that the California Supreme Court suspend or disbar those attorneys found to have committed acts of professional misconduct or convicted of serious crimes. For lesser offenses, it may issue public or private reprovals.

Managing Editor
Prior

The Mississippi Law Journal was founded in 1928 under the leadership of Dean Thomas C. Kimbrough in agreement with the Mississippi Bar Association. When Dean Kimbrough became the Association’s president the following year, a strong relationship between the Journal and the state bar was cemented. That relationship continues today.The Journal is funded and operated almost exclusively through student efforts. Each year the Journal publishes one issue in four books containing articles by legal scholars and practitioners, as well as pieces by student members.

Career History
Partner
1999 - Current

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is a law firm headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. It represents clients in health care, financial services, entertainment, media and advertising, real estate, technology, energy and natural resources, consumer goods and services and transportation. Its services include administrative law, advertising litigation, antitrust, unfair competition, taxation, employee benefits, global compensation, securities litigation, healthcare litigation, financial services litigation, and entertainment & media litigation. The firm was founded in 1965.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Senior Advisor at Covington & Burling LLP

$1,000
2012
$500
2009

Senator from Iowa

Transactions
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Heritage Commerce Corp., Heritage Bank of Commerce - San Jose, California purchase Presidio Bank

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PacWest Bancorp purchases CU Bancorp (Los Angeles, California)

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Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. purchases Heritage Oaks Bancorp

Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Admitted to the California Bar
Court Admission: US Tax Court
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