Joseph Paul Benoist focuses his practice on tax controversy matters. Joe represents clients in disputes and litigation with the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, he worked as a senior attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service where he represented the Service on various tax issues in U.S. Tax Court. While with the Office of Chief Counsel, Joe received numerous favorable opinions from the U.S. Tax Court. He is admitted in Missouri only, and his practice is supervised by IL Bar members.
Joe graduated cum laude from St. Louis University School of Law, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the St. Louis University Law Journal. Also, in law school, he served as an extern to U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie White for the Eastern District of Missouri. Among multiple other honors in law school, Joe was selected to serve on the Moot Court Board and received CALI Academic Excellence awards in International Taxation, Tax Policy, and Legal Profession. Joe graduated cum laude from St. Louis University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Economics and Political Science.
Saint Louis University School of Law, 2018, J.D., cum laude
Saint Louis University, 2015, B.A., Economics, Political Science, cum laude
US Tax Court
Awards and Affiliations
CALI Academic Excellence Awards in: International Taxation; Tax Policy; Profession, Saint Louis University School of Law
Dean’s List, St. Louis University School of Law
Editor-In-Chief, St. Louis University Law Journal
Member, Alpha Sigma Nu, Saint Louis University School of Law