Euromoney named Jim nine times as one of the world’s top 30 tax advisers, most recently in 2021.

He has for years been the only U.S. tax adviser to receive a Star Performer rating (higher than first tier) in Chambers USA, and Chambers Global ranks him tier one in corporate and international tax (2021). He also is one of the three “most highly regarded” U.S. tax practitioners according to Who’s Who Legal (Law & Business Research).

Legal 500 has included Jim in its “Halls of Fame” for both Corporate Tax and International Tax.

Jim also is one the U.S.’s top 30 transfer-pricing advisors, according to Euromoney.

Fenwick has represented 6 of the Fortune Top 10 companies, over 50 of the Fortune 100 companies, and over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies in federal tax matters. Jim and the firm have served as counsel in over 150 large corporate IRS Appeals proceedings and over 75 large-corporate federal tax court cases. Some of these have been for Fortune Top 10 companies.

Fenwick is first tier in International Tax Review's World Tax 2020 in Corporate Tax, Tax Controversy and International Tax, the only firm in California to be named first tier in all three categories, and one of only three firms in the US to be so named.

International Tax Review named Fenwick & West "Tax Firm of the Year for the San Francisco Area” 10 times and “U.S. (or Americas) Tax Litigation Firm of the Year” five times. Fenwick also has received a Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year award, been named “Americas M&A Tax Firm of the Year” and received a number of ITR’s M&A and JV Tax Deal of the Year awards.

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