Justin Alt is counsel in the Private Wealth Group, based in Los Angeles. A trusts and estates attorney with a strong background in tax law, Justin routinely represents estates and donors before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in highly complex transfer tax controversies, drafts and prepares a wide range of estate planning documents, and advises on general business and tax planning strategies. He previously worked as an estate tax attorney at the IRS, where he performed reviews of estate and gift tax returns, developed complex cases for litigation, and negotiated resolutions and settlements in estate and gift tax controversies.


  • Member, Tax Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • Adjunct professor, Loyola Law School
  • Panelist, “IRS Audits: Hot Button Issues,” CalCPA’s Estate and Trust Planning Conference, July 14, 2023



University of Washington School of Law, LLM (Tax), 2008 Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2006 Western Washington University, B.A., 2003

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California Washington

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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

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