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Daren Shaver

Daren R. Shaver

(415) 995-5061


Daren advises individuals and businesses on a vast range of tax planning and tax controversy matters at the federal, state, local, and international levels. He has a wealth of experience providing outside general counsel to entrepreneurs, founders, start-ups, and their investors.

He possesses extensive expertise with respect to partnership structuring, equity compensation arrangements, liquidity transactions (including QSBS benefits under Section 1202 of the Code), and mergers and acquisitions.

Daren’s insight and thought leadership on federal and state income tax matters have been quoted or published in Bloomberg, Fortune, Barron’s, and Law360.


LL.M., Tax New York University School of Law ( 2019 )
J.D. University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School ( 2008 )
B.A. magna cum laude Union College ( 2005 )

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U.S. Tax Court

"Unconventional Profits Interest Structures Find New Support," Law360 (May 2023)

"The SVB Fallout is Showing the World’s 5th-Largest Economy (California) is Flailing as Easy Money Goes Extinct," Fortune (March 2023)

"The Carried-Interest Tax Isn’t Dead Yet. Here’s Why.,Barron's (August 2022)

Elon Musk’s California Exit Can Save Him $2 Billion in Taxes,Bloomberg (November 2021)

“R&D Tax Credit: A Viable Option to Reduce Tax Burdens?,” Cannabis Business Times (December 2020)