Larissa Neumann focuses her practice on U.S. tax planning and tax controversy with an emphasis on international transactions. She has broad experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and transfer pricing issues. She has successfully represented clients in tax controversies at the audit level, in appeals and in tax court and in federal courts including:
- Analog Devices, Inc. v. Commissioner, 147 T.C. No. 15 (Nov. 22, 2016)
- TBL Licensing LLC v. Commissioner, Tax Court Dkt. No. 21146-15
- Aventis Agriculture, S.A. v. United States, US Court of Federal Claims Dkt. No. 11-647T
Larissa is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley Law School where she teaches International Tax Law.
Larissa’s keen analytical skills coupled with her focus on providing clients practical solutions to complex tax issues have earned her a reputation as a leading tax advisor both in the Silicon Valley and nationwide. Larissa appears in Euromoney’s World’s Leading Tax Advisers and International Tax Review's World's Tax Controversy Leaders.
Larissa was named to the Daily Journal’s 2017 list of Top Women Lawyers in California. In 2017, Euromoney’s Women in Business Law shortlisted Larissa for the awards, “America’s Best in Transfer Pricing” and “America’s Best in Tax Dispute Resolution.” Larissa was honored with the Women of Influence award by the Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2017.
Larissa Neumann also appears in International Tax Review’s “Women in Tax Leaders,” a publication about the leading women tax professionals. In 2016, Larissa was named a Rising Star in tax by Law360. She was also named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal's 40 Under 40.
Larissa frequently speaks at conferences for professional tax groups, including TEI, IFA, Pacific Rim Tax Institute, Bloomberg, and the ABA. She is the ABA International Law Tax Liaison.
Larissa has published numerous articles, including:
- U.S. Tax Review, Tax Notes Int’l (May 1, 2017)
- Stateside Developments, International Tax Review (March 7, 2017)
- IRS Taking a Hard Look at Transfer Pricing, Daily Journal (September 2016)
- New Intercompany Debt Rules Shock Multinational Companies, Euromoney’s LMG Rising Stars 2016
- The Top U.S. Tax Controversies in 2016, International Tax Review (2016)
- Responding to the Changes in the Transfer Pricing Landscape, International Tax Review, May 2016
- US transfer pricing litigation update, International Tax Review (March 2015)
- Areas of TP Scrutiny in a pre- and post-BEPS World, International Tax Review (February 2015)
- U.S. International Tax Developments, The Euromoney Corporate Tax Handbook 2015
- U.S. Transfer Pricing Developments, International Tax Review (2014)
- U.S. Tax Developments, International Tax Review (December/January 2013)
- Character and Source of Income from Internet Business Activities, The Contemporary Tax Journal (July 2011)
- The Application of the Branch Rule to Partnerships, International Tax Journal (July - August 2010)
Fenwick has one of the World’s Top Tax Planning and Tax Transactional Practices, according to International Tax Review, and is first tier in tax, according to World Tax. Fenwick is consistently named the San Francisco Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review and has been named U.S. Tax Litigation Firm of the Year a number of times. International Tax Review has recognized Fenwick as the Americas M&A Tax Firm of the Year and the West Coast Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year.
Larissa is a leader on Fenwick’s Pro Bono Review Committee and regularly provides pro bono services to various nonprofit organizations. Fenwick was recognized by The National Law Journal Pro Bono Hot List (2014) and Larissa’s nonprofit work is pointed to as exemplary in the profile.