Partner

Paul DiSangro

Tax Controversy & Litigation, Tax, State & Local Tax

Overview

Paul DiSangro delivers practical solutions to CFOs and tax directors in tax controversy matters across a range of industries including software, technology, financial services (including fintech), insurance, energy, media, pharma, biotech and retail.

Paul's experience includes:

Experience

  • Represented Envestnet in the acquisition of Harvest Savings & Wealth Technologies Inc., a provider of automated goals-based saving tools and wealth solutions, from a group of private equity investors.
  • Advised Square Inc. on their acquisition and integration of Credit Karma's tax software product. This transaction was named an "Impact Deal of the Year" by International Tax Review (ITR) at its 2021 Americas Tax Awards.
  • Bare Escentuals, Inc. v. Commissioner, Tax Court Docket No. 030729-15 (deduction for domestic production activities; settled in 2017).
  • Save Mart Supermarkets v. City of Oakland, No. RG10514461 (2011) (retroactive taxation of real property transfers under Measure H).

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LLM in Taxation, with distinction
  • University of Miami School of Law, JD, magna cum laude
    Order of the Coif; Law Review; Full scholarship
  • Georgetown University, BA, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Courts

  • US Tax Court
  • US Court of Federal Claims

Languages

  • English

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Vice Chair, Tax Procedures & Litigation Committee of the California Lawyer's Association
  • San Francisco Tax Club (member and former president)
  • San Jose State University, High-Tech Tax Institute Board Member
  • Organizer, Annual Tax Controversy Seminar in Silicon Valley
  • Tax classes at LLM level
     
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