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Shail’s practice focuses on the resolution of state tax controversies, with a strong focus on California tax matters. Shail’s experience includes representing clients through all stages of the administrative state tax controversy process and has successfully argued cases in front of various state taxing agencies. He also has significant experience advising clients on state and local tax planning opportunities, with a focus on corporate state income tax issues facing multistate businesses. Shail also advises on buy-side and sell-side state and local tax due diligence, as well as post-merger and acquisition integration consulting.


  • University of San Diego School of Law, 2005, LL.M., Tax
  • University of San Diego School of Law, 2005, J.D.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, 2001, B.A., Communication Studies and Political Science

  • Californie

  • State Bar of California
  • Chair, California Lawyers Association, SALT Committee
  • Board Member, California Office of Tax Appeals, Advisory Board

Notable Quotes

  • 16 June 2020 “COVID-19 Revenue Hit May Bode Well For Calif. FCA Tax Law” Law 360
  • 1 June 2020 “3 Ways State Audits Are Adapting to The COVID-19 Pandemic” Law 360
  • 20 March 2020 “2 Years In, Calif. Tax Appeals Unit Living Up To Transparency Goal” Law 360
  • 18 October 2019 “Calif. Gig Worker Law comes With Tax And Compliance Costs” Law 360 
  • 29 August 2019 “Extending FCA To Tax In Calif. May Open Litigation Floodgate” Law 360
  • 12 December 2018 “One By One, States Responded to South Dakota v. Wayfair in 2018” Thomson Reuters Checkpoint