Jared C. Kassan

Professional Biography

Jared is a partner in the Los Angeles office who counsels individuals and companies on tax-efficient ways to structure their business and real estate transactions. His practice includes negotiating, structuring, and documenting joint ventures and other partnerships for the financing, purchase, sale, and development of commercial real estate; restructuring transactions to minimize adverse tax exposure; federal, state, and local tax planning; Section 1031 exchanges; and broader operational matters. Jared represents a diverse cross-section of Fortune 100 companies, national real estate investment and development firms, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals.

Widely-respected for his experience resolving complex California property and documentary transfer tax issues, Jared advises on residential, industrial, and commercial office deals throughout California. In addition to his counsel on real estate and joint venture acquisitions, dispositions, and recapitalizations, Jared represents sponsors on the issuance and structuring of tenancy-in-common interests, real estate developers in creating employee investment vehicles, and property owners with property tax change in ownership disputes before county assessment appeal tribunals.

Before starting his legal career, Jared was an analyst with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency creating statistical models using mortgage and other bank data to measure compliance risk at nationally-chartered banks. Jared uses his data analysis skills to help clients with issues such as calculating and allocating distributable proceeds, creating IRR models, and determinations of basis.

Jared served as a law clerk to the Honorable James S. Halpern of the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C. While in law school, he worked for the Office of Chief Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service.

Jared regularly speaks at industry events on partnership restructuring and Section 1031 exchanges.

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