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Jeffery S. Trinca

Of Counsel

Jeff Trinca has built his practice around a government activity that most people, even most in Washington, find impossibly complex and vaguely sinister—taxation. The result? No-one knows tax administration and policy better than Jeff, one of the founding Vice Presidents of Van Scoyoc Associates.

Over more than 25 years with Van Scoyoc Associates, and on Capitol Hill before that, Jeff has played a major role in the ebb and flow of taxation policy since the Reagan Administration. Clients turn to Jeff because he understands and thrives on the arcana that ultimately determine who wins and who loses in the constant struggle over apportioning taxes among industries, interests, and regions.

Jeff’s clients have been concerned with every aspect of how the Internal Revenue Service functions, from computer modernization to collection policies. He helps clients to effect subtle differences in tax policy or administration that can reduce their tax liabilities by millions of dollars.

Jeff learned about taxation issues from the ground up. He served as Tax Counsel for then-Senator David Pryor (D-AR) for five years and staffed Sen. Pryor’s Finance Subcommittee on Private Retirement Plans and Oversight of the Internal Revenue Service. He also served as Chief of Staff for the National Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue Service, producing a reform plan adopted by Congress and signed into law in July 1998.

Jeff is a native of California, but he has traveled widely, even as a young man. He received his juris doctorate from The George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, D.C., and he is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. His Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, with special emphasis on Japan, is from the University of California, Davis. As an undergraduate, Jeff lived and studied at the International Christian University in Tokyo, where he immersed himself in an intensive program on Japan’s language, history, and culture.