Jason D. Navarino


Jason D. Navarino is a Partner in the Firm’s Tax and Corporate Groups.

He has considerable experience advising both large and small business clients with respect to structuring and documenting domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures in a tax-efficient and tax-compliant manner. He also helps them form operating and investment partnerships and limited liability companies, in addition to managing other tax and corporate matters. His clients and work are spread across numerous industries, and include insurance companies and agencies, media enterprises, manufacturers, real estate developers, and entrepreneurs in the emerging blockchain and cannabis industries.

Additionally, Jason counsels nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations with respect to tax, corporate, employment, and intellectual property matters.

Jason received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2007, where he was Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal and Director of the Community and Economic Development Clinic and its Small Business Legal Services program. He received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 2004. Jason attained his LL.M. in Tax Law at New York University in 2013.

Jason served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Barry T. Albin, Supreme Court of New Jersey. Prior to joining Riker Danzig, he was an Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York.

Areas of Emphasis

Partnership Tax

Corporate Tax

Mergers & Acquisitions

Tax-Exempt Entities

Corporate Governance

Joint Ventures

International Tax

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

New York

United States District Court, District of New Jersey


New York University School of Law, LL.M.,Taxation, 2013

Yale Law School, J.D., 2007

Princeton University, A.B., summa cum laude, 2004

Professional Activities

Chair, Business Taxation Committee, Business Law Section, NJ State Bar Association

Chair, International Taxation Committee, Tax Law Section, NJ State Bar Association

Past Chair, Tax Law Section, NJ State Bar Association

Former Member, NJ Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Malpractice Insurance

Member, Board of Directors, Microlumbia Impact Fund, Columbia Business School

Member, Legal, Wealth, and Tax Advisory Committee of the Community Foundation of New Jersey

Rankings & Recognitions

Since 2022, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has included Jason in Band One for Tax Law in its publication. Chambers also included Jason in the 2023 and 2024 publications for Corporate/M&A.

Jason has been named as one of the NJBIZ Forty Under 40 recipients for 2016. The Forty Under 40 awards program celebrates the state’s most accomplished young businesspeople who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and the community.

In 2015, Jason was named a “New Leader of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal. A high honor, the Law Journal selects for this recognition attorneys in their second decade of practice whose achievements in the workplace and public service involvement distinguish them from their peers.

Thomson Reuters included Jason on its Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list from 2014 through 2022.

See Awards and Honors Methodology.

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