Licensed to practice law in California in 1971.
Currently licensed in all California courts,
Federal District Court and United States Tax Court,
And before The IRS.
Born and raised in Los Angeles.
Employed in and owned businesses since the age of twelve.
Lived in Hawaii, Japan, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and California.
Owned and operated an oil drilling and operations company which was merged into a
Currently maintains interests in two businesses which are not legal services entities in
addition to the Law Corporation.
Los Angeles public schools when they were among the best in the nation.
Church College of Hawaii, Laie, Hawaii: 1959 -- 1961. Studied pre-med, economics and
international relations. Suspended college studies to serve as a missionary in Japan
1962 – 1965.
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah: Bachelor of Arts degree with dual major in
Political Science and Economics (1967); active in many school activities. (President of
the flying club; owner and operator of a dance band). Worked my way through school.
Language was Japanese.
Arizona State University College of Law — Charter Class (1970); At the time this
excellent school conducted an extended program allowing students to “specialize”
during the third year. I took every tax and business planning class offered.
Law Related Experience
Executive aide to the Governor of Arizona. In charge of Indian liaison and veteran’s
Associate, Block, Brickner and Lopin, Santa Ana, California where I implemented and
obtained IRS approval for over one hundred professional corporation employee benefit
plans. These were the days just as the IRS was capitulating the professional
corporation (Kintner regulation) issues but forced us to obtain approvals one by one for
the pension and profit sharing plans.
Owner, Law Office of Jay W. Henderson, Newport Beach and Irvine, California. This
firm specialized in serving the business, tax and estate planning needs of the local
President, Westwind Production Company, Inc. which drilled and operated oil and gas
wells in Oklahoma and Colorado. One Hundred Percent hit rate. Merged the company
into a trading public company.
Of Counsel, Wittman, Mitchell and Skola, a California professional corporation (this firm
split up and redirected its efforts into a niche boutique style of practice). Responsibilities
included management analysis and membership on the management committee, tax,
business, estate planning, international transactions, asset protection planning, foreign
entity creation and use.
“President,” The Law Offices of Jay W. Henderson, Ltd., a California Law Corporation
which is the subject of this Web Site, 1995 to present.
Married since 1967 (to the same person)
Licensed Pilot, SMEL&Sea, instrument
Associate Member: Society of Petroleum Engineers
Member for over twenty years of the Offshore Institute
Former member, Board of Directors, Desert Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of
Various Scout and church leadership and teaching positions
Author, Teacher, Musician