Joyce J. Pearson received her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Florida State University. She was admitted to practice law before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Claims Court and the California Courts of Law.
Joyce works as an estate, entity planning and tax attorney. Her experience in estate planning includes preparation of trusts, wills, durable power of attorneys for health care and asset management. If necessary, or desirable, she creates entities for clients, including but not limited to Family Limited Partnerships, Corporations and Limited Liability Companies.
Her work as a Certified Public Accountant includes tax report preparation, review and planning of taxes for individuals, partnerships, LLC, corporations, estates and trust as well as tax litigation legal counsel. She represents individual/business entities in income, payroll tax and 6672 penalty tax collections, administrative appeal, litigation in the U.S. Tax Court, Federal District Court and Court of Claims.
Joyce takes immense pride in her involvement with community and neighborhood organizations. She is a member of the State Bar of California, and the State Board of Accountancy, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association. She is a member of the Encino and Woodland Hills – Tarzana Chamber of Commerce, as Treasurer of the LAPD West Valley Division Jeopardy Foundation and serves as Chair of the Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council (2002-2004, 2007-2010). She formerly served as Director and Treasurer of the Valley Cultural Center, and as President of the Encino Chamber in 2000. Joyce was also “bitten by the bug” with her enthusiasm for the idea of the incorporation of a new Valley City. She also often serves at the Kirk 0′ The Valley Presbyterian Church of Reseda.
She has lived in Woodland Hills for more than 20 years. She enjoys traveling, watching movies, working out and taking quite walks.