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Dave Boyce practices primarily in the areas of state and federal taxation and business law, including tax planning and tax controversy representation. His areas of focus include taxable and tax-free acquisitions, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, cooperatives, exempt organizations, individuals, real estate, insolvency, international joint ventures, and the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. 

Dave has been a frequent lecturer on tax matters and has taught in the graduate tax programs of the Loyola Law School, University of San Diego College of Law and Golden Gate University. Courses taught and speaking engagements include corporate tax, corporate reorganizations, taxation of partnerships, executive compensation, characterization and timing of income, real estate taxation, and international joint ventures.

Dave is certified as a specialist in taxation law by the California Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the Tax Sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the State Bar of California, and the American Bar Association. Dave is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and in Southern California Super Lawyers.

Specialties: Tax planning for mergers,acquisitions, private equity, corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships; tax audits, administrative appeals, and litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Tax: 60%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. M & A: 20%

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Musick Peeler & Garrett

One Wilshire Boulevard, Ste 2000
624 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90017


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/AN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Super LawyerSouthern California Super LawyersN/A
Certified Specialist in Taxation LawCalifornia Board of Legal SpecializationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMusick Peeler & Garrett2013 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorLoyola Law School, Los Angeles2007 - 2014
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of San Diego College of Law1980 - 1984
Partner/Of CounselJones Day1979 - 2013
Attorney Advisor of Judge Howard A. DawsonUnited States Tax Court1977 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Tax Counsel of LAPast Chair1986 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation SectionMember1979 - Present
State Bar of California, Taxation SectionFormer Executive Committee Member1979 - Present
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionMember1977 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Bar JournalTax Considerations for the Executive Bound for a Foreign Assignment2011
Vol. 38, No. 2 BNA Tax Management MemosTax Planning Considerations for Multi-Corporate Healthcare Enterprises Containing Both Tax-Exempt and Nonexempt Corporations1997
Journal of California TaxationCalifornia Residence: Should the "Temporary or Transitory Purpose" Test be Replaced?1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1979
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of UtahN/AM.B.A.1973
Cornell UniversityN/AA.B.1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LACBA SeminarAn Overview of Transnational Employment Issues: Employment, Family, Tax and Inheritance2011
Jones Day SeminarHealth Care Executive Compensation Under Fire: How to Survive the Onslaught2005
California State Bar Annual MeetingCross Border Joint Ventures2005