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USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Last Updated: January 3, 2020
Megan Jones is a tax attorney in the Los Angeles office of Withers Bergman LLP. She advises individuals, family offices, investors and companies on domestic and international tax planning. Her practice includes the intersection of income tax, estate and corporate planning. She handles diverse matters for high-net worth individuals, entertainers and companies facing sophisticated challenges.
Previously an investment banker at a global firm with an international focus, Jones has done extensive cross-border work, both from a financial and legal angle. She has also advised start-up companies and their founders, beginning from the foundational stages all the way to a recognition event. Jones understands how to plan in the context of intangible assets or innovative technology. Her grasp of complex financial statements adds a level of sophistication to her practice.
Recent areas of focus have included qualified opportunity zone funds, tax residency issues, artificial intelligence, multi-national business choice of entity and cross border mergers and acquisitions.
She is a lecturer in law at the USC Gould School of Law School, teaching “International Business Transactions,” and is an adjunct faculty at Loyola Law School. She speaks and writes often on tax-related topics and has written three books. An active member in the legal community, she serves in leadership roles, including being on the executive planning committee of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ (STEP) Los Angeles Branch. She is also on the tax executive committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and is a member of both CalCPA’s estate planning state and Los Angeles planning committees.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Jody Armour was interviewed on the Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod Podcast on the lack of charges against the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death. "As a law professor I teach my students that ethics are important to lawyers... It is especially disturbing for me to see the attorney general mislead the American public that way" regarding Breonna Taylors death, he said.
"Lessons from Luckin Coffee: The Underappreciated Risks of Variable Interest Entities," Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, July 28, 2020.
"Big is not necessarily bad," The Hill, July 30, 2020.
“The Death of the Income Tax (or, The Rise of America's Universal Wage Tax),” Indiana Law Journal 95 (2020): 1233.