USA California: Northern Tax
Rankings overview for Departments
- Adam S. Halpern Fenwick8 Years Ranked
- Jonathan Zhu Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati13 Years Ranked
- Kelsey Lemaster Goodwin4 Years Ranked
- Larissa Neumann Fenwick5 Years Ranked
- Rod Donnelly Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP5 Years Ranked
- Stewart R Lipeles Baker McKenzie10 Years Ranked
- Thomas S Wisialowski Paul Hastings LLP17 Years Ranked
- Beth L Williams Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP9 Years Ranked
- Emily M Lam Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates10 Years Ranked
- Grace Lee Latham & Watkins LLP2 Years Ranked
- Kirt Switzer Latham & Watkins LLP3 Years Ranked
- Michelle Ferreira Greenberg Traurig, LLP8 Years Ranked
- Scott H Frewing Baker McKenzie8 Years Ranked
- William Skinner Fenwick1 Years Ranked
All Departments profiles
1Baker McKenzieTax2023 | Band 1 | 5 Years RankedBaker McKenzie is an esteemed practice held in high regard for its adept handling of international tax work, such as transfer pricing and tax planning. The team is also noted for its expertise in tax controversy matters, including litigation and administrative appeals. It works with a host of market-leading clients, including high-profile names from the social media, money transfer and travel booking sectors. 1FenwickTax2023 | Band 1 | 5 Years RankedFenwick has a strong presence in the Bay Area, acting for an enviable client list ranging from Fortune 100 giants to early-stage Silicon Valley companies. The team has a high profile in both domestic and international tax matters, with broad expertise across M&A, transfer pricing, joint ventures and tax litigation. It is a highly credible source of legal advice on issues relating to the technology, media and telecommunications sector.
2Latham & Watkins LLPTax2023 | Band 2 | 4 Years RankedLatham & Watkins is an acclaimed practice noted for its capabilities in the tax structuring of corporate deals, with considerable cross-border capabilities. The team is well known for its superior capabilities in complex REIT tax matters. Its enviable client base also includes retail and pharmaceutical companies, as well as financial institutions. Wider areas of excellence include partnership tax matters and tax-free spinoffs. 2Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPTax2023 | Band 2 | 5 Years RankedMorgan, Lewis & Bockius offers notable strengths in tax controversy in addition to expertise in tax planning. It calls upon a pool of talented tax litigators with in-depth experience in prior governmental roles, including within the DOJ and IRS. The team acts for an enviable client base consisting of high net worth individuals as well as corporations in the technology and life sciences sectors, among others. 2Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & AffiliatesTax2023 | Band 2 | 5 Years RankedSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is particularly noted for its work in the transactional space, for which it draws on the firm's long track record of handling the most cutting-edge M&A matters. It offers full-service capabilities, with strengths in tax planning, transfer pricing, partnership and controversy matters. The team cultivates a strong client base among household names in the technology sector.
3DLA Piper LLP (US)Tax2023 | Band 3 | 5 Years RankedDLA Piper advises a raft of technology and manufacturing clients on cross-border transactional work, international tax structuring and transfer pricing arrangements, leveraging its extensive global network of offices. The team also has tax controversy capabilities, including criminal tax and civil litigation. Its client base includes those in the beverages, IT and chemical sectors. 3PillsburyTax2023 | Band 3 | 5 Years RankedPillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is a strong tax practice based in San Francisco and Sacramento. The team is particularly active in tax controversy matters, with unrivaled strength in handling SALT matters in California and nationally. Areas of expertise include income, franchising, sales and use tax issues. It also offers know-how in transactional tax planning.
4GoodwinTax2023 | Band 4 | 5 Years RankedGoodwin is a respected practice handling tax aspects of M&A and other transactions. The team's expertise covers joint ventures and cross-border deals. It is particularly adept at representing those in the investment funds and life sciences sectors. 4Greenberg Traurig, LLPTax2023 | Band 4 | 5 Years RankedGreenberg Traurig filed a claim for refund on behalf of Treasure Island Community Development, relating to alleged contractual breach, restitution claim and other tax-related claims against the City and County of San Francisco. 4Mayer Brown LLPTax2023 | Band 4 | 5 Years RankedMayer Brown acts on a range of tax matters, including international transfer pricing and planning issues. The team is experienced in handling tax controversy cases. It is well supported by its network of national and international offices. 4Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLPTax2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years RankedOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe handles tax issues arising from corporate transactions. It is also adept at advising on tax controversies. The team is experienced in working with those in the technology and renewable sectors, among others. 4Paul Hastings LLPTax2023 | Band 4 | 5 Years RankedPaul Hastings calls on notable strengths in transactional tax structuring, as well as tax controversy right up to the trial level. The team offers particular expertise in real estate and funds tax matters, alongside wider strengths in tax credits. Its enviable client base includes household-name financial institutions, technology companies and private equity firms. 4Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & RosatiTax2023 | Band 4 | 5 Years RankedWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is well regarded for its wealth of experience in state, federal and international transactional and planning matters. It offers particular strength in the technology and life sciences sectors, regularly advising Silicon Valley heavyweights and investors on high-value M&A and structuring work.