Walt specializes in handling sophisticated tax planning and compliance issues with regard to domestic and multinational corporate taxation matters. He has been named one of the outstanding tax lawyers in the United States by International Tax Review, one of the leading tax lawyers in the U.S. in Euromoney’s Guide to Leading U.S. Tax Lawyers and one of the leading U.S. transfer pricing lawyers in Euromoney’s Guide to Leading Transfer Pricing Lawyers. He also has been named one of the top Silicon Valley lawyers in the San Jose Magazine.

Walt has extensive experience with large domestic and international merger, reorganization and joint venture transactions as well as with planning to optimize foreign tax credit, Subpart F and other pure international tax issues. He also has extensive experience handling tax controversy matters with the IRS associated with these matters.

Walt is an assistant adjunct professor at Golden Gate University, School of Law/Graduate School of Taxation in San Francisco/Los Altos/San Jose. He lectures in the areas of advanced corporate (mergers and acquisitions and consolidated returns) and international taxation. He regularly chairs advanced corporate and international tax programs and seminars for New York University, Tax Executives Institute, International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association and other national and international organizations. He has published a number of articles on domestic and international taxation issues in a variety of national and international publication.

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Education & Admissions

J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University

B.S., summa cum laude, Business Administration
University of California, Berkeley

Admitted to practice in California

Admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals

Admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Claims, Federal District Courts in several locations, California Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court

Certified public account (CPA) in California


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