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Jeffrey Tolin

Jeffrey Tolin

Office 03-423
Phone 805-756-5522
Fax (805) 756-1473

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Associate Professor, Accounting and Law

Jeffrey Tolin

Professor Tolin joined the Orfalea College of Business in 2009 with more than 35 years of experience as a tax adviser, specializing in international taxation and mergers and acquisitions. While working with a broad spectrum of clients, his focus was on clients in the entertainment industry. His clients included The Walt Disney Company, Dreamworks SKG, Dreamworks Animation, Village Roadshow, K B Homes, Deckers, and K-Swiss. Professor Tolin was the first National Director of Entertainment Tax Services at Ernst & Young.

Professor Tolin was a frequent speaker at various industry and tax forums which have included the USC Federal Tax Institute, California Society of CPA’s, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles Bar Association, Directors Guild of America, American Film Marketing Association, and others. In addition, Professor Tolin has given speeches at the Cannes Film Festival on global tax incentives for the film industry. Professor Tolin has also presented two White Papers to the Treasury Department, the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service, and to representatives of the House Ways & Means Committee in Washington, DC.

Since joining Cal Poly, Professor Tolin had articles published in Tax Notes and in the Journal of Multi-State Taxation and Incentives.


  • L.L.M. Tax., New York University — 1981 — Tax
  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School — 1975 — General Legal
  • B.S., New York University — 1971 — Accounting


  • Senior Partner/Principal — Ernst & Young, Los Angeles California
  • Adjunct Professor — California State University at Northridge
  • Adjunct Professor — Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • Chairman, Entertainment Tax Committee — Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Member, Advisory Committee — Loyola Law School LLM Tax Program
  • Member, Advisory Committee — CSUN MS Tax Program
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member — Cal State Northridge Tax Development Journal

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