Will Skinner focuses his practice on U.S. corporate and international taxation. He represents corporations in international tax planning and tax controversies, and has significant experience with subpart F, foreign tax credits, transfer pricing, cross-border restructuring, and treaty issues in the planning and controversy settings. He has represented over a dozen corporations in disputes at the IRS Appeals level. He also frequently provides tax advice in connection with a broad range of sophisticated corporate transactions and has substantial experience defending taxpayers’ claims to benefits of Section 199 in software and other high technology 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.