Johan Deprez


Johan Deprez

Principal Attorney / Owner

Johan Deprez is a tax attorney who has been practicing law in California since 2001. Before starting his own law practice, Johan worked for a large multinational company, major accounting firms, and for more than eight years with Chief Counsel and Competent Authority of the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). Johan Deprez earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2001, where he graduated in the top 25% of his class and was on the Dean’s Honor List for 1999-2000 and 2000-2001. He was Articles Editor (2000-2001) and Staff Member (1999-2000) of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. At Loyola, he won First Honors Award (top grade), Corporate Taxation II, Spring 2001. In 2005, Johan Deprez earned an advanced law degree (LL.M.) in taxation law from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Johan Deprez is admitted to practice law in the state of California, including all the state courts, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Originally from Belgium and growing up in Canada, Johan truly enjoys working on the international dimension of individual and business tax issues. Prior to becoming an attorney, Johan was an economics professor who taught at a number of American universities and published over 40 articles and book chapters in economics and law. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Rutgers University. Johan enjoys long distance running, travel, and fine food and wine.


In addition to a co-edited book, Johan Deprez has published over 40 journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, and abstracts in law and economics. These include:

Johan Deprez, How Attorneys Can Utilize Multiple Advanced Educational & Professional Degrees to Help Grow a Law Practice, The California Guide to Growing and Managing a Law Office. 338(2012). {Published by The State Bar of California}

Johan Deprez, International Tax Policy: Recent Changes and Dynamics under Globalization, 25 J. Post Keynesian Econ. 367 (2003).

Johan Deprez, The Telecommunications Industry in the Information Age: A Case Study in Globalization, Deregulation, and Tax Competition, 23 Loy. L.A. Int’l & Comp. L.J. 537 (2001).

Johan Deprez, Risk, Uncertainty, and Nonergodicity in the Determination of Investment-Backed Expectations: A Post Keynesian Alternative to Posnerian Doctrine in the Analysis of Regulatory Takings,34 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 1221 (2001).

Johan Deprez & John T. Harvey, eds., Foundations of International Economics: Post Keynesian Perspectives, 1999. {Published by Routledge, London, United Kingdom}