Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Kingdom of Lesotho

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court


  • J.D., University of the Witwatersrand, 1976
  • Higher Diploma in Tax Law, University of the Witwatersrand, 1976
  • B.A., University of the Witwatersrand, 1974


  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow

    Co-Chair, CalCPA Estate and Trust Planning Conference

    Los Angeles County Bar, past executive committee member of the Trust and Probate Committee, and past chair of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the Tax Section


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Jonathan C. Lurie


Jonathan Lurie is a partner in Venable's Tax and Wealth Planning practice. An American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Fellow, Jonathan focuses his practice on international and domestic tax, estate planning, and trust administration.

Jonathan has lectured on estate planning at Whittier School of Law and the University of West Los Angeles, and frequently speaks and writes on the subject. He also has served as an expert witness in several cases involving trust administration.

Significant Matters

  • Represented a nonresident alien family in the domestication of their large complex estate to benefit U.S. beneficiary children.
  • Represented a client with a large illiquid real estate portfolio by eliminating the estate tax and reducing the liquidity needs.
  • Represented a client with his aspiration of creating a museum for his substantial art collection.
  • Represented a family with a family business and created a complex workable succession plan for the business.