education

  • Stanford Law School (J.D., 1982)
  • Caltech (Postdoctoral Fellow, 1979)
  • Brown University (Ph.D., 1975)
  • The Cooper Union (B.S., 1970), summa cum laude

related practices

bar admissions

  • California

court admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • California State Courts
Menasche M. Nass

Menasche M. Nass

Shareholder
Menasche Nass represents high-net-worth executives, entrepreneurs, and families and the enterprises they run. He provides his clients with a wide range of services including tax and estate planning, and counsels them on acquiring and disposing of business interests; structuring closely-held entities; negotiating employment contracts; IRC Section 83; and stock grants.

His sophisticated tax planning strategies are tailored to meet the needs of substantial closely-held and family businesses, estates, and individuals, particularly entrepreneurs in the technology and media sectors. He advises on tax-related activities including income tax planning, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxation, asset planning, life insurance planning, and various types of property transfers.

Mr. Nass has negotiated and structured transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, related to diverse assets such as art, intellectual property, airplanes, and yachts. He has handled some of the world’s largest art purchases. He works to achieve maximum tax advantages for his clients.

Clients benefit from Mr. Nass’s creative mindset, innovative solutions, and ability to explain complex concepts in a straightforward way. These skills were influenced and honed by the analytical training he received while earning a doctorate in theoretical physics.