John J. Meissner, Jr.


1555 River Park Drive
Suite 108
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone:  916-920-5983
Toll Free:  800-965-1106
Fax:  916-920-9379


Mr. Meissner was admitted to the bar in 1977, California and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1978, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1982, U.S. Tax Court. He is the managing partner of the business law department at Meissner, Joseph, Palley & Ruggles. Mr. Meissner is recognized in Northern California Super Lawyers.

EDUCATION: University of San Francisco (B.A., 1974); Southwestern University (J.D., 1977); McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (LL.M. in Taxation, 1985). Delta Theta Phi. Author: Real Estate Tax Column for the Sacramento Realtor, Sacramento Board of Realtors, Substitute Instructor: Golden Gate University, Masters in Taxation Program, 1985 and 1986.

MEMBER: Sacramento County Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Tax Law; Business Law; Real Estate Law); State Bar of California (Certified Specialist, Taxation Law, California Board of Legal Specialization). Point West Rotary.

Practice Areas

Mr. Meissner has broad experience with various business and corporate practice areas.  He has represented small, medium and large companies in sales and acquisitions of businesses in a variety of industries including industrial, commercial, engineering, technology, medical, dental and investment advisory.  He has an extensive practice with the formation, operation, buyout of owners, succession planning and related tax matters for legal entities such as corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships as well as representation of non-profit organizations with their formation and operations.

Many of the companies Mr. Meissner represents engage him to assist with the acquisition or sale or lease of real estate including related tax deferred exchanges.  These include commercial and professional office buildings, industrial buildings, agricultural land, and land for commercial development.

Mr. Meissner also serves as outside general counsel for several larger organizations in both commercial and professional fields.