Fenwick & West Named Tax Firm of the Year and North American Tax Disputes Firm of the Year by International Tax Review

October 4, 2010 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP announced today that International Tax Review, a leading publication covering the tax industry, honored Fenwick & West with two Americas Tax Awards. Fenwick was named "Tax Firm of the Year for the San Francisco Area," for the fourth time in five years, and as "North American Tax Disputes Firm of the Year," which is the third time in five years Fenwick has received top national or North American honors for its tax controversy practice.

"We are extremely proud that International Tax Review recognized us once again for our leading planning and controversy tax practices," said David Forst, Chair of the Fenwick & West Tax Group. "Our entire group of professionals provides exceptional, innovative tax services. It's rewarding to see that hard work honored by our clients and peers. I congratulate the entire tax team on this well-deserved honor."

International Tax Review presented its fifth annual Americas Tax Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York on September 29 2010.

The awards went to the firms that demonstrated examples excellent client service in North and South America between June 2009 and June 2010.

About the Fenwick & West Tax Group

Fenwick & West has achieved a reputation as having one of the nation's leading domestic and international tax practices. Our Tax Group's dynamic and sophisticated practice stems from a client base that is represented in every geographic region in the U.S., as well as a number of foreign countries. Our group has handled some of the most impressive transactional work in recent years, as well as advising on joint ventures and complex transfer pricing matters. The firm was recently honored by International Tax Review (2010) as one of the world's leading tax planning practices, one of only two law firms in the entire U.S. to earn First Tier status, and as one of the world's leading tax transactional practices, one of only five law firms in the entire U.S. to earn First Tier status. World Tax Review (2010) awarded Fenwick First Tier status, and ACQ Global awarded Fenwick "Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year" for North America (2009).

About International Tax Review

Since 1990 International Tax Review has established itself as the world's most authoritative and lively magazine dedicated to international tax strategy. Each issue includes comprehensive international news and analysis, unique guides to the most recent international deals, in-depth features, surveys, international updates and profiles. International Tax Review is part of the Euromoney Legal Media Group, with offices in London, Hong Kong and New York.

Press Contact:

David L. Forst
Chair, Tax Group