Fenwick & West
Silicon Valley Center
801 California Street
Mountain View, California 94041
Tel: +1 650 988 8500
Fax: +1 650 919 0942
Fenwick & West LLP has represented over 100 of the Fortune 500 largest corporations in tax planning, transfer pricing, acquisitions, joint ventures and tax dispute resolution, including litigation. Over 50 are Fortune 100 companies.
Our primary focus is in the international tax area. International Tax Review named us in 2015 as having one of the world's leading tax planning and tax transactional practices.
Dispute resolution also is an important part of our tax practice. We have favorably resolved disputes in well over 100 IRS appeals proceedings. We currently have pending or resolved during the past 12 months 15 large-corporation appeals proceedings. We also have been counsel to corporate taxpayers in over 70 federal tax court cases. Many of these appeals proceedings and cases involve or have involved transfer pricing.
Seven Fenwick tax partners appear in Euromoney's Tax Controversy Leaders (2015), and five have appeared in Euromoney's World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors (2015).
Euromoney Legal Media Group has named Jim Fuller, one of our tax partners, as one of the top 25 tax lawyers in the world. Nine Fenwick partners, including our tax practice group leader, David Forst, Jim Fuller, Ron Schrotenboer, Jennifer Fuller, Michael Solomon, Walt Raineri, Andy Kim, Adam Halpern and Larissa Neumann have appeared in Euromoney's World's Leading Tax Advisors.
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|Morgan, Lewis & Bockius|
|Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom|
|Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati|
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|McDermott Will & Emery|
|Morrison & Foerster|
|Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe|
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|Alvarez & Marsal, Taxand USA|
|Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman|
Fenwick & West's tax team consists of nine partners and 10 other fee earners. Adam Halpern is the tax practice group leader.
The firm handles large, complex international joint venture transactions, often as special tax counsel. It has worked on joint ventures that have involved General Motors, Chrysler (Italy and Japan), General Electric (Chile), DirecTV (satellite to home TV) and Fox Entertainment. It also assisted Amazon in securing the largest online retail platform in the Middle East by acquiring the Emirati company Souq.com.
The firm has represented six of the Fortune Top 10 companies and 50 of the Fortune 100 largest US companies in US federal tax matters.
Other key members in the team include partner Jim Fuller, whose practice focuses on international tax planning, federal tax dispute resolution, and domestic and international transactions for US and foreign-based multinational companies