Jeffrey J. Yost

Phone: (859) 255-9500 | Fax: (859) 252-0688 | Email:
175 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507

Jeffrey J. Yost serves as Of Counsel in the Firm's Lexington, Kentucky, office.  Mr. Yost’s practice focuses on the taxation, business and commercial and natural resources areas.

Mr. Yost assists businesses and professionals in planning and conducting their activities, including choice and formation of entities, ownership structures, capitalization, financing, mergers, acquisitions and dissolutions.  He also advises individuals on their personal taxes, including income, gift and estate planning.  In addition, he consults with clients on federal, state and local tax matters and represents them on those matters before the taxing agencies and relevant tribunals.

In his natural resources practice, Mr. Yost is involved in asset and stock acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, real estate, financing, contracts and taxation.  He assists clients in the oil and gas and minerals industries in title and lease matters.  Prior to joining the Firm, he was an in-house attorney for an industrial minerals company.

Mr. Yost is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in Kentucky, West Virginia and the United States Tax Court.  He is a member of the tax sections of the American Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association and of the tax committee of the Kentucky Coal Association.

Mr. Yost graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 and the West Virginia University College of Law in 1972 where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.  He received an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979.  Mr. Yost has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® since 2003 and has received an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell.


Legal Experience
1985 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
1978 - 1985U.S. Silica
1974 - 1978 General Law Practice, Berkeley Springs, WV
1972 - 1974 Spilman, Thomas & Battle
1979LL.M.Georgetown University (D.C.) (Taxation)
1972J.D.West Virginia University College of Law
1968B.S.University of Pennsylvania
Bar Admissions
1986 Kentucky
1972West Virginia
Court Admissions
1978U.S. Tax Court

Professional Involvement:
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Kentucky State Bar, Tax Section
  • Kentucky Coal Association, Tax Committee

Awards and Honors:
  • Order of the Coif
  • West Virginia Law Review
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Tax Law, 2003-2018
  • Received an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell
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