David S. Boyce

Partner, Los Angeles Office


David Boyce is a partner in the Firm's Los Angeles office.  Mr. Boyce practices primarily in the areas of state and federal taxation and business law, including mergers and acquisitions, tax planning and tax controversy representation. His areas of practice include taxable and tax-free acquisitions, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, cooperatives, exempt organizations, individuals, and real estate.

Mr. Boyce is certified as a specialist in taxation law by the California Board of Legal Specialization.  While studying for his Master of Laws degree in taxation, Mr. Boyce served as Attorney-Adviser to Judge Howard A. Dawson Jr., in the United States Tax Court (1977-1979).  Prior to joining Musick Peeler, Mr. Boyce was a partner at the international law firm of Jones Day.


  • Mr. Boyce's academic honors include Beta Gamma Sigma, Order of the Coif, and Law Review Articles Editor.
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Received the AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named in Super Lawyers Magazine, Southern California Edition


Mr. Boyce has been a frequent lecturer on tax matters and has taught in the graduate tax programs of Loyola Law School Los Angeles, the University of San Diego College of Law, and Golden Gate University. Courses taught and speaking engagements include corporate tax, corporate reorganizations, taxation of partnerships, executive compensation, characterization and timing of income, taxation of property transactions, and international joint ventures.


  • State Bar of California
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • California State Bar, Member of the Taxation Section (former member of the Executive Committee)