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Joshua David Brinen

Tax Attorney at New York, NY

4.5   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 9 years
    Texas - TX 12 years
    California - CA 14 years
    Florida - FL 16 years
    New York - NY 26 years
    New Jersey - NJ 26 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joshua

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Joshua D. Brinen is the founder and the principal of the Firm. Mr. Brinen oversees all areas of practice and firm management. Mr. Brinen is a corporate tax and corporate law specialist with a breadth of experience that extends across the broad spectrum of legal matters. Mr. Brinen focuses his work on entrepreneurs, small and micro-cap companies today – with expertise that extends from securities to tax and accounting to litigation, and across a broad range of industries from manufacturing, oil & gas, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, financial markets and commercial real estate.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Brinen lectures occasionally on topics of securities law and professional ethics. He is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Florida, California, Texas and Nevada. He is also qualified to practice before the United States Tax Court, the United States District Courts in the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, the United States District Court of New Jersey, the United States District Courts in the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, the United States District Courts in the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California, and the United States District Court in the Northern District of Texas.

He graduated from Bucknell University with an Accounting degree in 1994 and New York Law School with a law degree in 1997. Mr. Brinen earned his LL.M. in Taxation from the NYU School of Law in 2000. Prior to founding the firm, he worked as an associate with trust and estates and tax boutique firms in New York and New Jersey. He also has served as general counsel to early stage technology companies. He is active in the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.


Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice


Joshua David Brinen
90 Broad St
2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10004 3201
Joshua David Brinen
1700 Post Oak Boulevard
2 Boulevard Place, Suite 600
Houston, TX, 77056
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Guy | July 27, 2015
Highly reliable and knowledgeable attorney
I have been working with Joshua Brinen and his law firm for the last two years. He is not only and incredibly reliable and knowledgeable attorney, but he is also a fine human being who treats his clients like family. Joshua has been instrumental in helping me grow my business. He has provided me with clear and concise guidance at every step of the way and has helped grow my business into an unmitigated success. Whether its help in creating an operating agreement, a master services agreement, partnership agreements, LLC formation. tax advice, and many other things, Joshua and his team have become an integral part of my company. It is without any hesitation that I highly recommend Joshua Brinen and Brinen & Associates. He is a pleasure to work with and a trusted advisor when needed.
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Posted by Christine | July 18, 2015
Estate assistance
Attorney Joshua Brinen helped me with a very complicated Probate Court estate situation in New York State. It involved two parents who died intestate and with very involved accounts. He and his associates were patient, reassuring and always professional throughout the time-consuming, detailed process involved in settling the estate, in my achieving administration awarded by the Court, and assisting with the complicated tax ramifications. My family and I highly recommend Joshua Brinen and his firm and plan to call upon him again, with utmost confidence.
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Posted by Aaron | July 13, 2015
Best Tax, Securities, and Estate Lawyer I have ever used
I originally was introduced to Joshua when I was looking for an estate attorney to draft up a will and trust for my family. As soon as I met Joshua I was incredibly impressed with his professionalism, care for clients (he came to my house to meet my family – very important for an estate plan), and his efficiency/logistics (he has his process down to an art). Over the past decade I needed other legal services from simple personal tax issues to more complex (e.g., company filings, contracts, litigation, and non-profit entities). Joshua has been my go to attorney for all of my legal needs. I would recommend him for any business transaction. He is truly what all attorneys should aspire to, a trusted adviser.
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Posted by Luciana | July 7, 2015
Wonderful lawyer
Writing a will and a healthcare proxy can seem fairly intimidating and daunting. However, my experience with Brinen & Associates was anything but; everything was explained and laid out in an calm and reassuring fashion. Mr. Brinen was friendly and professional. Overall, a pleasant experience and I highly recommend them.
Posted by Tim | July 2, 2015
I have found that Joshua treats his clients not only as a business relationship but as a person and a friend. He is responsive and thorough. I highly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by Dmitriy | July 1, 2015
Very knowledgeable and responsive; strongly recommend
Joshua was extremely knowledgeable and handled my case in a very professional manner. He was very responsive, even replied to my emails and took my calls over the weekend. He was able to satisfactory resolve the issue very quickly, didn't try to drag it out for longer so he could bill more hours (like some other attorneys which I have encountered in the past). I would definitely use Joshua's services again myself and will strongly recommend to anybody who needs a good and honest attorney.
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Posted by G. Augustus | June 9, 2011
No need to look any further
We have used Brinen & Associates over 5 years now, on everything from contracts to copyright filings to tax research and advice both in the US and internationally. Joshua is knowledgeable and direct in his approach. Not only will he look at every possible angle for a solution, but he will make sure that the solution is right for you and that you understand why it is so. I have worked with everyone in the firm and would highly recommend any of his people. They can handle just about any situation you throw at them, and if they can't, they will find you someone who can.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2021
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Would not recommend Joshua Brinen
We had a consult with Joshua David Brinen and 15 min into the consult he started with a threatening tone of voice. Joshua David Brinen tried to scare us so that we would hire him but his style did not impress us. To be honest, Joshua David Brinen seems like he was desperate for a case and his fees are really high too. We ended up canceling any further consultations with Joshua David Brinen, only to have discovered he started sending us letters in the US MAIL. Our take is he seems to think he knows it all and Joshua David Brinen attitude did not sit well with my wife either. We did not hire Joshua Brinen and don't recommend him
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Brinen & Associates
  • 2003 - Present


  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2000
  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Bucknell University
  • 1994


  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Taxation Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
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  • Association of the Bar of New York City
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Constitutional Amendments: A Reference Guide
  • Amendment Sixteen: Discussing History and Influence of the Income Tax Amendment
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • New York Law School
  • The ethics of client relations in a tax and transactional practice
  • 2010

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Securities offerings Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joshua Brinen is extremely skilled at securities, taxation, litigation and other areas. He is smart, aggressive and client-oriented. If you want a powerhouse on your side, Mr. Brinen is your lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua Brinen is a phenomenal attorney, especially in the areas of corporate transactions, estate planning, and tax. He is highly skilled, very wise, and ethical. I'm always impressed with his ability to solve complex problems. You can't go wrong by hiring Joshua. "
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New York Tax Lawyer Joshua David Brinen
Joshua David Brinen
Tax Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 26 years