Bernie J. Pistillo

Mr. Pistillo is a partner in the San Francisco office of the firm’s Federal Tax Group. He regularly advises on the U.S. federal income tax aspects of international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and spin-offs, matters relating to the development and exploitation of technology and intellectual property and transactions designed to change the place of incorporation of an operating company or corporate group. He is regularly involved in the structuring of strategic joint ventures and partnerships, including the acquisition, financing and development of real estate. His practice also involves structuring private equity funds and investments, the formation and operation of investment funds, a wide variety of capital markets transactions, and the coordination of tax laws in multiple jurisdictions to develop and implement cross-jurisdictional tax planning, operational synergies and tax minimization strategies. Mr. Pistillo also advises on the tax planning required for financial product development, renewable energy investments and financial institution and insurance company operations.

Mr. Pistillo is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Tulane University School of Law, the Planning Committee for the USC Gould School of Law Tax Institute, the Law360 Tax Editorial Advisory Board and the Tax Review in New York City. He is admitted to practice in California, New York, Arizona and Nebraska.

Mr. Pistillo is recommended by Legal 500 US 2014 in both Domestic Tax West Coast and International Tax.

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Areas of Practice 1) Tax, 2) Federal Tax, 3) Tax Advice Regarding M+A + Other Corporate Transactions and 4) U.S. Taxation of Multinational Corporations
Law School Tulane Law School (J.D., 1981)
Education Creighton University (B.A., 1978)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of Nebraska, State Bar Of New York, State Bar Of Arizona, State Bar Of California
Most recent firm Morrison & Foerster LLP
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