Jeffrey W. Curcio

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 850
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-446-2300
Fax: 916-503-4000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Tax: Business
Attorney Profile

Jeffrey Curcio represents clients before the Examination, Appeals and Collection Divisions of the IRS. His primary emphasis is on income tax matters for all types of taxpayers, but he also is involved with planning and controversies concerning other federal and state tax matters. Jeff served as Managing Partner of the firm from 2002 through 2004.

Jeff also has an active business practice, representing clients in many industries, including accounting, advertising, agriculture, architecture, consulting, construction, engineering, healthcare and law. His representation involves all phases of business counseling, including formation through dissolution of partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. He has extensive experience in contract negotiation and drafting, in such areas as employment, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, consulting and buy-sell agreements.

In addition to his active practice, Jeff is a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association's Tax Section, serving as Chair from 1991 - 1992. He is also a member of the Healthcare and Business Sections of the County Bar. Admitted to the California State Bar in 1982, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and the U.S. Tax Court.

Jeff served as Adjunct Professor in the School of Taxation at Golden Gate University from 1987 through 2003, and has been recognized with an "Outstanding Faculty" award. He participated in the California Chamber of Commerce's statewide presentations on the California Limited Liability Company Act. Jeff has also been a seminar presenter for many tax and business programs.

Jeff graduated from California State University at Hayward with a B.S. degree. He holds a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, and an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University. Jeff also attended Salzburg University and received a certificate in International Legal Studies and Jurisprudence. He is a member of the scholastic Traynor Society at McGeorge School of Law, and received The American Jurisprudence Awards for highest grades in the classes of Contracts and Business Associations. Jeff wrote for McGeorge's Pacific Law Journal, Volume 11.

Jeff is an AV Peer Review Rated attorney, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethical standards. He is named in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for excellence in corporate law. He is also listed in the 2019 and 2020 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers and was named in Sacramento Magazine's 2018 and 2020 Top Lawyers Lists for excellence in tax law.

About Jeffrey W. Curcio

Admitted: 1982, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law (2020)
  • Named in Sacramento Magazine's Top Lawyers List (2018, 2020)
  • Selected by ALM as a Top Rated Lawyer in Northern California (2018)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Tax Court

Educational Background

  • Boston University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1982
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1981, Traynor Society
  • California State University, Hayward, B.S., 1976, Business Administration

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • COVID-19 Tax Relief,” IRS provisions developed to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. Co-authored with B.J. Susich and Brian Bowen, April 7, 2020
  • How to Claim the New Tax Credits,” New guidance for employers wishing to take advantage of some of the tax credits being offered in recent federal legislation implemented to address COVID-19 Co-authored with B.J. Susich and Brian P. Bowen, March 30, 2020
  • So You Want To Buy/Sell a Business?” March, 2010
  • Comparison of Business Entities,” March, 2009
  • Due Diligence Request List,” March, 2009
  • “Healthcare Industry Acquisitions,” Business Law News, Co-authored with Cary M. Adams and Patricia J. Hartman, Spring, 1995
  • “The California Limited Liability Company Act - A New Option for California Businesses,” Sacramento Business Journal, October, 1994
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Office Location for Jeffrey W. Curcio

555 Capitol Mall
Suite 850
Sacramento, CA 95814

Last Updated: 6/23/2021

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