David L. Forst

Partner, Tax  

Mountain View 650.335.7254


David Forst focuses on international corporate taxation. David is included in Legal Media Group's Tax Advisers Expert Guide. He is also in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame and Law and Business Research’s International Who’s Who of Corporate and Tax Lawyers (for the past seven years). David is listed in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011-2016), and has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer in Tax by San Francisco Magazine.

David is a lecturer at Stanford Law School and UC Berkeley Law School where he focuses on international taxation.  ​He is an editor of and regular contributor to the Journal of Taxation, where his publications have included articles on international joint ventures, international tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, the dual consolidated loss regulations, and foreign currency issues. He is a regular contributor to the Journal of Passthrough Entities, where he writes a column on international issues. David is a frequent chair and speaker at tax conferences, including the NYU Tax Institute, the Tax Executives Institute, and the International Fiscal Association.