Shah brings significant experience on a wide range of corporate state income tax issues, including resolution of state tax controversies before administrative tax agencies. Previously an attorney in the California Franchise Tax Board’s Legal Department, he most recently was a managing director at Andersen Tax in San Francisco. Shah received his J.D. and LLM in tax from the University of San Diego School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
“Shail has an exceptional mix of experience that will help us continue to expand our capabilities on the West Coast,” said Lee Zoeller, head of Reed Smith’s State Tax Practice. “His focus on assisting companies with tax controversy matters, and his experience at the Franchise Tax Board will allow us to offer greater advice and counsel to corporations in that arena. Shail’s experience is a perfect complement to our existing state tax team’s strengths."