Profiles

Jeff H. Karlin

JD, LLM

Associate Professor

Jeff Karlin's Bio

“The faculty, courses and dedication to students are what make Golden Gate University so exceptional. Our institution is a teaching institution so our primary focus is on adult learning. We cater to a very diverse student population. San Francisco is a very diverse community and the university reflects that. Our professors come from very diverse backgrounds and most of them have demonstrated excellence in the corporate world.”

Jeffrey Karlin is an Associate Professor in the School of Tax at Golden Gate University. He is also a Martindale-Hubbell AV-1 rated transactional business lawyer. Jeffrey’s practice has primarily focused on negotiating, drafting and structuring complex business transactions and he has significant experience in matters concerning federal income taxation, securities' laws, corporate and partnership laws, investments and mergers and acquisitions. Jeffrey is a member of the California Bar and he is a licensed California CPA (inactive), having gained his experience as a tax accountant at the San Francisco offices of Price Waterhouse & Co. He also actively practiced law as a partner in a number of law firms and as an executive corporate officer. He is co-author of "Tax Exempt investments in US Realty." Jeffrey is a Stanley Davis Endowed Professor and in 1986, received the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award for the School of Taxation at GGU. Jeffrey holds a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from Golden Gate University School of Law.

Jeff in one word: Independent

Interests & hobbies: Playing guitar & walking

Childhood dream job: Writer

Favorite quote: “What’s past is prologue.” – William Shakespeare

Favorite movie: The Best Years of Our Lives