Property (Ad Valorem) Taxes
LLB, University of Buffalo Law School, 1953
Phi Delta Phi
B.A., Canisius College, Buffalo, 1950
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. Supreme Court
Other Professional Affiliations
California State Bar (Chairman, State and Local Taxation Section, 1983-84; Chairman, Property, Estate, Trust, Sales and Use Tax Committee, 1984-85)
Los Angeles County Bar Association (Chairman, State and Local Taxation Section, 1972-74, 1980-81)
California Probate Referee, 1971-92
Jack specializes in the field of state and local taxation and he has extensive experience in litigating property tax matters.
After graduating from law school, Jack served in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps as a Legal Officer at a naval air station in Virginia. After his tour of active duty, he continued his military service in the field of naval intelligence and attained the rank of Captain in the US Naval Reserve.
Upon discharge from active duty, Jack also advanced his legal education by doing graduate legal work in the field of taxation at UCLA Law School and at the University of Southern California Law School.
From 1957 to 1970, Jack was associated with the tax section of the Los Angeles County Counsel’s Office and had the primary responsibility of advising the Assessor, the Tax Collector and the Tax Division of the Auditor’s Office. From approximately 1967 to 1970, he was Chief Tax Counsel to the County of Los Angeles, and to the Assessment Appeals Boards which review assessment appeals. In this latter capacity, he supervised 27 attorneys who represented either the Assessor or the Board at hearings held on applications for reduction in assessments.
From 1967 to 1970, Jack represented the County of Los Angeles before the State Legislature on all tax legislation and made numerous appearances before the Assembly and Senate Revenue and Tax Committees in Sacramento. He also acted as ex-officio Counsel to the California Assessors’ Association and represented that organization before the Legislature during the same period.
In 1970, Jack ventured into the private sector and since then he has primarily been engaged in property tax litigation and consultation.
Jack has been active in the Tax Section of both the Los Angeles County Bar and the California Bar Associations and has been Chairman of the Property Tax Sections of both of those organizations. He has also served as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Taxation Section of the California State Bar. He has been very active in representing the tax sections on proposed legislation before the Assembly and Senate Revenue and Tax Committees in Sacramento.
In November 2011, Jack was awarded the Benjamin F. Miller Award for outstanding achievement and contributions in the field of state and local tax law by the Tax Section of the California State Bar.