Joshua Becker is a tax and transactional attorney with over 10 years of international law firm and accounting firm experience.

Joshua counsels clients in a diverse range of tax, transactional, business and private wealth matters. His experience includes the tax and non-tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, investment fund formations, hedge funds, emerging company investments, family office operational and investment structures, and real estate joint ventures and investments.

A major part of Joshua’s practice is dedicated to representing significant family offices in connection with general investment structuring, M&A transactions and tax planning. Prior to joining Pillsbury, Joshua was a founding member of a multifamily office and a registered investment advisor dedicated to blockchain and digital asset investors, founders and entrepreneurs.

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Joshua has also advised on skyline-changing real estate projects throughout the United States, including properties in Miami’s Wynwood art’s district, Manhattan’s Hudson Yards development and San Francisco’s Mission Rock neighborhood. Joshua has also structured over 50 qualified opportunity-fund structures and investments. Additionally, Joshua has developed a niche with respect to structuring farm and ranch assets for high-net-worth individuals and incorporating such assets within an investor’s overall business and asset portfolio.

Joshua is a regular writer and speaker on partnership tax, qualified opportunity funds, blockchain assets and family office structures. He was recently named a Top 15 U.S. Legal Crypto Practitioner for 2022 by Citywealth and has been recognized as a “One to Watch” attorney by Best Lawyer.

Professional Highlights

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized by Citywealth as a Top 15 U.S. Legal Crypto Practitioner (2022

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Speaking Engagements

  • “Rescue Capital to the Rescue? Recapitalizing Stressed Real Estate Vehicles,” Federal Bar Association CLE Program, May 9, 2023
  • “Structuring Qualified Opportunity Zone Investments for Family Offices and Private Clients,” Strafford Webinar, April 27, 2023
  • "Planning for the Rescue Capital Wave of 2023: Tax and Non-Tax Considerations for Rescue Capital Transactions," Strafford Webinar, March 7, 2023
  • Key Tax and Non-tax Considerations When Funding Family Offices in the USA,” Chambers Expert Focus Podcast, November 15, 2022
  • "The Evolving Role of Third-Party Service Providers to Family Offices,” Indiana University Maurer School of Law Inaugural Conference, November 10, 2022
  • “Family Office Entities: Five Key Tax Considerations,” Dallas Bar Association Tax Practice Series, August 1, 2022
  • “Blockchain Asset Tax Planning: Emerging Issues with Respect to Cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and Other Digital Assets,” Strafford Webinar, July 25, 2022
  • “Wealth Management Workshop – New Frontiers for Family Offices: Tax Planning, Location, Investment Types,” 14th Annual U.S. and Latin America Tax Practice Trends Conference, June 15, 2022
  • “Family Office Tax Update: Structuring, Meeting Trade or Business Criteria, Recent and Impending Legislation,” Strafford Webinar, May 25, 2022
  • “NFTs: Explained, and Taxation,” Los Angeles County Bar Association Webinar, February 7, 2022
  • Publications

    • “Rescue Capital: Opportunity in Hard Times” AFIRE’s Summit Journal, Summer 2023 Issue
    • "Planning for the Rescue Capital Wave” The Real Estate Finance Journal, Spring 2023


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2015
    magna cum laude

    M.S., University of Dallas

    B.A., University of Dallas, 2010


  • New York