William R. Skinner

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

William R. Skinner

William R. Skinner

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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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.?

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Fenwick & West LLP is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The company's practice areas include antitrust and unfair competition, appellate, complex business litigation, copyright, corporate and securities, employment & labor, executive compensation & benefits, intellectual property and IP litigation. It offers legal advisory services in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, privacy and information security. Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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Splunk, Inc. purchases SignalFx, Inc. from General Catalyst LLC, Tiger Global Management LLC (Private Equity), Charles River Ventures, Inc., Andreessen Horowitz LLC

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Broadcom, Inc. purchases Symantec Corp. /Enterprise Security Assets from Symantec Corporation

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Spark Networks SE purchases Zoosk, Inc. from ATA Ventures Management LLP, Crosslink Capital, Inc. (Venture Capital), Bessemer Venture Partners, Amidzad LLC, Canaan Management, Inc., BDCA Venture Adviser

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