Neil Carrey

Of Counsel

Los Angeles
T +1.310.442.8835
F +1.310.820.8859


Neil Carrey has more than 53 years of experience as a tax, business, transactional, benefits, ERISA and exempt organization attorney, representing clients in various industries as well as governmental agencies and nonprofits. For most of his career, Neil has represented closely held businesses, governmental agencies and individuals in all aspects of their business, tax, employee benefits and healthcare matters. He also has helped to form many exempt organizations. Neil regularly counsels clients on complex tax matters and on the structuring of complex business matters, negotiating business transactions and nonprofit organizations. He uses his accounting background extensively in assisting clients with their tax and business matters and has handled numerous tax and benefit audits. Neil is also highly involved in his community with civic and nonprofit work.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Southern California "Super Lawyer" (2007)
  • Who's Who in the World 
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in the West
  • Who's Who in Education
  • Who's Who in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent
  • Santa Monica Bay Area Human Relations Council: Mark J. Benjamin Community Impact Award (2017)
  • Los Angeles Business Journal Corporate Leadership Excellence Finalist (2014 and 2015)
  • General Alumni Association of the University of Pennsylvania Recognition Award
  • University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association of Southern California Recognition Award
  • Santa Monica PTA Council Honorary Service Award and Continuing Honorary Service Award
  • Santa Monica, Venice and Pacific Palisades Chapter of the League of Latin American Citizens Humanitarian of the Year Award
  • Committee for Smoke Free Parks Recognition Award
  • Henry Gilchrist Professionalism Award
  • Small Business Council of America
    • Connie Murdock Award
    • Special Humanitarian Award
  • Santa Monica Chapter of the American Cancer Society Honorary Luminaria Chair
  • Santa Monica Kiwanis John Drescher Award for Outstanding Service to Youth
  • Our Times Supplement to the Los Angeles Times' recognition as one of the 102 most influential people in the Santa Monica, Venice and Pacific Palisades area


  • American Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association


  • Santa Monica Travel and Tourism Board Member
  • Recreation and Parks Commission for the City of Santa Monica
  • Padres Contra El Cancer: Director (2001 to 2014), Past President Emeritus
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles: Circle of Care (2003 to present), Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases Leadership Council (2010 to present)
  • Small Business Council of America: Director (1995 to present), Chair of the Humanitarian Award Committee (2003 to present)
  • The Chris Carrey Charitable Foundation: Director and President (2000 to present)
  • Santa Monica Police Activities League: Director (1996 to present), Chair of the Chris Carrey PAL Education Fund (2002 to present)
  • Gail Dorin Music Foundation: Director and President (1994 to present)
  • Vista del Mar Child Care Center
  • Santa Monica Little League
  • Santa Monica America Youth Soccer
  • Santa Monica Bobby Sox Softball
  • Santa Monica Unified School District: Past Economic Feasibility Committee Chair
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association of Southern California: Director and President (1970 to 1978)
  • Santa Monica Youth Athletic Foundation
  • Sneaker Sisters
  • Santa Monica Bar Junior Rowing Association
  • Santa Monica High School Booster Club
  • Legal Consultant to the California 33rd District PTA
  • Santa Monica League of Women Voters 
  • Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation
  • Stop Cancer: Member (2000 to 2014)
  • The Jester and Pharley Fund 
  • Spark: Mentor
  • Generosity Water: Director (2013 to present)
  • Santa Monica Airport2Parks Foundation: Director and President (2014 to present)
  • Spirit of a Giving Heart: Advisory Board (2014 to present)
  • Santa Monica Kiwanis: Member (2013 to present)
  • Santa Monica Parks Foundation: Past President 
  • USTA National Championship tennis team
  • Country Music Association
  • Academy of Country Music
  • Small Business Council of America
  • 7.0 Super Senior USTA National Tennis Championship Team: Member (2009)

Prior Positions

  • University of Southern California School of Legal Paraprofessionals: Instructor (1977 to 1989)
  • University of Southern California Dental School: Lecturer (1987 to 2008)


  • California, 1968


  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 1967
  • B.S., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1964