Will Skinner practices in the area of federal corporate taxation. He has experience with a broad range of sophisticated tax issues, including international tax planning, mergers, acquisitions, buy-outs and other corporate transactions, tax controversy, and the taxation of financial products. He focuses on the software, high technology and life sciences industries.
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.