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Megan Jones
USC Gould School of Law

Megan Jones

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 10, 2021




Megan Jones is a tax attorney in the Los Angeles office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 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

Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2022
Re: Emily Ryo

Emily Ryo was interviewed about how immigration shortfalls, like soaring housing prices, are fueling California’s population drop. “A whole assortment of the service sector area has been tremendously affected by a lack of immigrant labor that we haven’t really seen and is just really unprecedented,” she said. “Immigrant labor has been a huge part of the long-term home care sector, and a decline in the population in California has had a significant effect.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Ariela Gross
March, 2022

“Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana,” Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

Camille Gear Rich
March, 2022

“No More Boxes to Check: Imagining The Anti-Racist Law Firm,” NALP Annual Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Thomas D. Lyon
March, 2022

“Disclosure Among Child Abuse Victims” (with K. London and M. Eisen), Fourth Zoom Psychology and Law Symposium: Children in Legal Settings, Maastrict University, Maastricht, Netherlands.