Julia Ushakova-Stein focuses her practice on U.S. tax planning and tax controversy matters, with an emphasis on international tax planning and restructurings, M&A (inbound and outbound), and transfer pricing. She represents clients from a diverse set of industries and geographic areas of the U.S. and a number of foreign countries. Her clients range in size from high technology start-ups to large Fortune 500 companies.
Julia speaks at conferences for professional tax groups and her publications include:
- “IRS Taking a Hard Look at Transfer Pricing”, Daily Journal, September 2016;
- “New Intercompany Debt Rules Shock Multinational Companies”, Euromoney’s LMG Rising Stars, 2nd Edition, Summer 2016;
- “US Tax Developments Affecting Financial Institutions and Products”, International Tax Review, Financial Services, 1st Edition, Spring 2014, Number 90, pp. 53-56;
- "Seeking Privileged Information Under Schedule UTP: Protections and Privileges for Taxpayers", DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal, Vol. 9, Spring 2011, Number 3, pp. 445-470.
Fenwick is first tier in Tax Planning, Tax Transactional, and Transfer Pricing, according to International Tax Review. Fenwick & West was named San Francisco Tax Firm of the Year seven times by International Tax Review. Fenwick also was U.S. Tax Litigation Firm of the Year three times, and received multiple ITR M&A tax awards including “Americas M&A Tax Firm of the Year.”
Julia is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and regularly provides pro bono services to various nonprofit organizations. Fenwick was among 10 law firms in the United States recognized for exemplary commitment to pro bono services by The National Law Journal Pro Bono Hot List.
During law school, Julia served as the Supervising, Development, and Executive Editor for the Berkeley Business Law Journal.