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Troy Van Dongen focuses his practice on the resolution of state and local tax (SALT) controversies through negotiation and litigation. He advises clients across the country in a variety of state and local tax matters, including income, franchise, sales, and use taxes, and he has a particularly strong background in property taxation.

Troy’s experience includes a wide range of industries, including: manufacturing and software; banking and finance; biotechnology; hospital management; non-profit organizations; commercial office leasing; solar and geothermal power production; lodging; education; security services; oil and gas; telecommunications; paper manufacturing; and sports and entertainment. He also counsels clients on the tax consequences of new forms of communications technology and the unique tax challenges in the telecommunications industry.

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Professional Memberships

American Bar Association’s Tax Section, member

Bar Association of San Francisco’s Tax Section, member

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Director’s Advisory Council, member

California Lawyers Association—Section on Taxation, Executive Committee, Chair

California State Bar Association, member

Institute for Professionals in Taxation’s Property Tax Section, member



Golden Gate University School of Law, JD, 1998

San Francisco State University, BS, 1991, cum laude