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Fenwick Again Named San Francisco’s Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review

Mountain View, CA (October 6, 2014) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that for the sixth year Fenwick has been named San Francisco Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review, a leading publication covering the tax industry. The Tax Firm of the Year awards honor “the most outstanding provision of tax services” in North and South America and are presented at the annual Americas Awards Dinner in New York.

Fenwick was also honored this year with a Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Transaction Award for providing stellar tax advice as part of the firm’s representation of Facebook, Inc. in its $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR, Inc. in March 2014. Fenwick’s transaction team included tax partner Adam Halpern and associates Larissa Neumann and Julia Ushakova-Stein.

“These awards highlight Fenwick’s sophisticated tax practice advising innovative tech and life sciences companies,” said David Forst, chair of the tax group. “We are proud to accept these awards and proud of having one of the nation's leading domestic and international tax practices.”

The tax group's dynamic practice stems from a client base that represents every geographic region of the United States, as well as a number of foreign countries, and that includes more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. Fenwick’s tax attorneys handle high-stakes transactional work, joint ventures, complex transfer pricing matters and international tax planning and represent companies in tax dispute resolution and big-ticket federal litigation.

Fenwick’s tax group also received 2014 First Tier status as one of the "World’s Leading Tax Planning Firms" and one of the "World’s Leading Transactional Firms" by International Tax Review and has been recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers USA for its “highly respected national tax practice,” its “excellent reputation for tax work involving companies based in Silicon Valley” and its “experience acting on behalf of hi-tech clients, such as Facebook.”

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders.