William R. Skinner

Partner, Tax  

Mountain View 650.335.7669


William Skinner practices in the areas of corporate and international taxation. In his practice, he structures and provides tax advice on business transactions, and assists corporations with international tax planning strategies and in resolving tax controversies with the IRS.

He has extensive experience in international tax issues, including subpart F, foreign tax credits, transfer pricing, and cross-border restructuring, and in the domestic production incentive under Section 199.

With intense client focus a hallmark of his practice, Will has been recognized by California Super Lawyers as a rising star in tax and Euromoney as a World’s Leading Tax Advisor. He is sought out for the clarity and thoroughness of his writing and speaking, and regularly presents at industry educational programs, such as Bloomberg BNA, Strafford, TEI, and IFA events. He has taught international tax at San Jose State University for several years. A prolific writer, Will has published numerous articles, including in the Journal of Taxation, Journal of Corporate Taxation, International Tax Journal and PLI’s Corporate Tax Practice Series. He is the author of a treatise on cross-border spin-offs for RIA’s Checkpoint Catalyst.

Will served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carlos T. Bea on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.​