Meet the Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Julie Manasfi

Associate Professor of Law

B.A., Political Science, UCLA
J.D., NYU Law
LL.M., NYU Law

Contact Information

Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 213
Fax. 714-444-1854
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Areas of Expertise

Tax Law

Professor Manasfi joined the faculty of Whittier Law School in the fall of 2010. Her teaching interests include taxation and business associations. Professor Manasfi received a J.D. and LLM in taxation from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science (with an accounting minor) from University of California Los Angeles. Professor Manasfi has written about the taxation of foreign hedge fund lending to U.S. borrowers and transactions in U.S. debt securities. She is currently working on pieces dealing with the target capital account approach to allocating partnership profits and losses and Dodd-Frank’s Volcker Rule.

Prior to joining Whittier Law School, Professor Manasfi was a member of Sidley Austin LLP’s Tax group in Los Angeles. She practiced in the areas of federal and state corporate, individual and partnership taxation. She provided tax advice to a number of large domestic and offshore hedge funds, private equity funds and real estate funds, including counseling them regarding formation issues and assisting them with the structuring of a wide variety of investments. Professor Manasfi was also an associate at White & Case LLP in New York where she worked on a variety of tax, employee benefits and multi-state real estate matters.

  • Joint Federal Income Tax Returns: DOMA’s Dead—-If You Are Married, You are Married, But What if You Are Married-Like? (20 J. L. Bus. & Ethics 43 (2014); interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal)
  • Systemic Risk and Dodd-Frank’s Volcker Rule, 4 Wm. & Mary Bus. L. Rev. 181 (2013)
  • The Global Shadow Bank – Systemic Risk and Tax Policy Objectives: The Uncertain Case of Foreign Hedge Fund Lending in the United States, 11 Fla. Tax Rev. 643 (2011)
  • Potentially the Last Word in Judicial Review – A Look at Certain Fifth Circuit Tax Cases, 40 Texas Tech Law Review 787 (2008) (solicited article)