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Education

  • Harvard University (LL.B.), magna cum laude
  • Cornell University (B.A.)

Joel Rabinovitz joined Irell & Manella in 1981. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rabinovitz was a professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Deputy International Tax Counsel at the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Mr. Rabinovitz has represented numerous foreign investors in connection with their transactions in the United States and both growing technology companies and major U.S. multinationals in connection with their international tax planning. He has lectured and written widely on international tax topics and teaches a course in U.S. Taxation of International Business Transactions at University of California, Los Angeles Law School. He has been a member of the Council of the International Fiscal Association United States Branch since 1993 and lectured in 1995 in Ankara at the Tax Treaties Course sponsored by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and in 1998 at an IRS Training Program for International Examiners.

In 1991, California Law and Business included Mr. Rabinovitz in "Who's Who in the Tax Bar - International Tax" as one of the most prominent international tax lawyers in California. In 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Mr. Rabinovitz has been recognized as a leading tax lawyer, and in 2008-2016 as a "Senior Statesman," by Chambers and Partners in its Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business Guide. He was also selected for inclusion in Southern California "Super Lawyers" by Los Angeles Magazine in 2006-2014, as well as The Best Lawyers in America from 2006-2017. In 2006, the Los Angeles County Bar Association awarded Mr. Rabinovitz with the "Dana Latham Memorial Award."

Mr. Rabinovitz has also practiced, lectured, and written extensively in the area of partnership taxation. He periodically teaches a course in Taxation of Pass-Through Entities at University of California, Los Angeles Law School.

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • 1963, New York
  • 1981, California