Carl J. Stoney, Jr.



  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1970, J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1971, MBA, Haas School of Business Administration
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1967, B.S., Phi Beta Kappa, Business Administration

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • California

Carl regularly serves as lead counsel for clients of all sizes in merger, acquisition, and divestiture transactions, and he has also served as lead counsel for developers in project finance transactions.  In addition, Carl represents corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies (from start-up to mature stage) as outside general counsel, and represents executives, independent contractors and high net-worth individuals in connection with their employment and service contracts, investments, and other business transactions.  Carl also has substantial experience in, and often advises, for-profit and not-for-profit businesses with respect to income tax and other tax-related matters, including representation of taxpayers in tax controversies.

Employment History

  • 2003 - Reed Smith
  • 1999 - Crosby Heafey Roach & May (combined with Reed Smith in 2003)

Professional Affiliations

  • Former chair of the Taxation Section of the Barrister's Club of the San Francisco Bar Association
  • Served a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of California
  • UC Berkeley Foundation Board of Trustees


Carl has been an active volunteer for Cal and the University of California system. He is a former UC Regent, a past president of each of the California Alumni Association (UC Berkeley) and the Alumni Associations of the University of California (all nine UC campuses), and served as a co-chair of UC Berkeley's $1.4 billion Campaign for the New Century.