Will Skinner focuses on international corporate taxation and Section 199. He has experience with a broad range of inbound and outbound international tax issues, including subpart F planning, corporate restructurings, repatriation, transfer pricing, loss utilization, tax treaties, foreign currency and financing arrangements. He regularly represents taxpayers in IRS Appeals and other tax controversies. Will also has significant experience with tax issues involving mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.
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.
Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Will clerked for the Honorable Carlos T. Bea on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.