Tax

We help clients navigate complex corporate, partnership and international tax matters.

Fenwick’s tax group is consistently recognized for broad, deep and current knowledge of technical tax rules, combined with practical solutions for clients. We have extensive experience in domestic and international tax planning, offering comprehensive advice for international operations and transactions and applying U.S. tax rules to cross-border transactions. Fenwick is also nationally recognized for successful tax dispute resolution and litigation. The tax group’s exciting and sophisticated practice stems from its client base, which represents every geographic area of the U.S., as well as a number of countries across the globe.

  • Fenwick has represented well over 50 Fortune 100 companies in major federal tax matters, and 100 of the Fortune 500 companies.
  • Ranked nationally and globally for Tax: Controversy and Tax: Corporate & Finance by Chambers USA and awarded first-tier status every year by World Tax.
  • All of Fenwick’s tax partners have appeared in Euromoney’s widely respected “World’s Leading Tax Advisors” Honored four times as the “U.S. Tax Court Firm of the Year” or “America’s Tax Litigation Firm of the Year” for tax litigation and controversy matters by International Tax Review.
  • Won landmark Ninth Circuit and Tax Court cases for Xilinx relating to cost-sharing. Final, favorable resolution of the Xilinx transfer pricing case—cited by The Wall Street Journal as “the biggest tax case in the last 20 years”—affirmed on appeal to the 9th Circuit.
  • Awarded first-tier status as one of the “World’s Leading Tax Planning Firms” and as one of the “World’s Leading Transactional Firms” by International Tax Review.
  • Fenwick has completed $500+ billion in transactions with tax implications, including 1,000+ buy-side transactions valued in excess of $220 billion.

“Fenwick has a high profile in both domestic and international tax matters, with broad expertise across M&A, transfer pricing, joint ventures and tax litigation. A highly credible source of legal advice on issues relating to the technology, media and telecommunications sector."

Chambers USA

2020 Edition

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Recognition
Chambers Global

2022

Recognized as a top tax practice with Fenwick lawyers ranked for excellence in domestic and international tax work (including specifically for Israeli-related U.S. international tax matters)

Chambers USA

2022

Named top tier for Northern California tax and recognized nationally for controversy and corporate tax

International Tax Review

10 of the past 14 years

Named "Tax Firm of the Year for the San Francisco Area"

Chambers USA

2022

Named Fenwick among the nation's top firms for tax controversy work

  • Named "Tax Firm of the Year for the San Francisco Area" by International Tax Review ten times in the past 13 years.
  • Awarded first tier status as one of the "World’s Leading Tax Planning Firms" and as one of the "World’s Leading Transactional Firms" by International Tax Review.
  • Awarded first tier status every year by World Tax.
  • Named "Americas M&A Tax Firm of the Year" by International Tax Review, also won a number of ITR Tax Deal of the Year awards.
  • Five Fenwick tax partners appear in Euromoney’s widely-respected "World’s Leading Tax Advisors.”
  • Honored four times as the "U.S. Tax Court Firm of the Year" or “America’s Tax Litigation Firm of the Year” for tax litigation and controversy matters by International Tax Review.
  • Two Fenwick tax partners appear in Euromoney’s “World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers.”
  • Honored as one of the United States' leading firms for international tax, domestic tax and tax litigation by The Legal 500.

Recognition
Chambers Global

2022

Recognized as a top tax practice with Fenwick lawyers ranked for excellence in domestic and international tax work (including specifically for Israeli-related U.S. international tax matters)

Chambers USA

2022

Named top tier for Northern California tax and recognized nationally for controversy and corporate tax

International Tax Review

10 of the past 14 years

Named "Tax Firm of the Year for the San Francisco Area"

Chambers USA

2022

Named Fenwick among the nation's top firms for tax controversy work

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