Mountain View, CA (November 20, 2017) — Fenwick & West announced today that Idan Netser has joined the firm as a tax partner. Netser joins Fenwick’s highly recognized tax group which numerous organizations rank as one of the top international tax and corporate practices.
Netser’s practice focuses on all areas of corporate taxation. He counsels clients on U.S.-international corporate and partnership taxation, transfer pricing, foreign tax credits, tax planning and restructuring, international joint ventures and M&A transactions, and tax controversy. Netser also serves as primary outside counsel to numerous tech startups, connecting them with corporate attorneys and providing overall guidance on the legal issues central to their business.
“We are delighted to have Idan return to Fenwick as part of the tax team,” said Adam Halpern, chair of Fenwick’s tax group. “Idan is known for his strategic guidance and practical tax advice, which make him a great fit. That, along with his collaborative approach to client service in partnership with our corporate and other lawyers, will be a true benefit for clients.”
“Idan’s experience with both startup clients in Silicon Valley and Israel in particular is impressive, and his relationship with the Israeli founder community as well as venture investors will enhance our strong startup and VC practice,” said Cindy Hess, co-chair of Fenwick’s startup and venture capital practice. “Many of his clients are early-stage, venture-backed technology and life sciences startups that can leverage our assistance on corporate and financing matters.”
Netser, who served as a Fenwick tax associate earlier in his career, pointed to the caliber of Fenwick’s tax and corporate practices and strong technology focus as major reasons he chose to return to the firm.
“I’m thrilled to rejoin Fenwick and looking forward to help grow our top-tier tax and corporate practices. Fenwick’s key advantages include a dedication to strong technical lawyering, serious commitment to client service, an unrelenting deep technology focus and a broad Israel practice that focuses on serving technology and life sciences companies. It’s a great match for my rapidly growing practice.”
Named to the Daily Journal’s Top 40 under 40 for 2017 and recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star for the previous four years, Netser received his LL.M. in International Taxation from University of Michigan Law School. He also earned his LL.B. and B.A. in Economics from Tel Aviv University. Netser will be based in Fenwick’s Silicon Valley office.
Fenwick’s tax group has represented six of the Fortune Top 10 companies, well over 50 of the Fortune 100 largest U.S. companies, and over 100 of the Fortune 500 largest U.S. companies in U.S. federal tax and tax controversy matters.
Fenwick’s tax practice has been named the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Tax Firm of the Year nine times in the past 12 years by International Tax Review. In 2017, the publication also named Fenwick the U.S. Tax Court Firm of the Year, the firm’s fourth national tax litigation award. Chambers Global, Chambers USA and The Legal 500 also rank Fenwick among the United States’ best tax practices, with The Legal 500 notably honoring Fenwick for international, contentious and non-contentious tax work.
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