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Fred Weil

Fred B. Weil



Fred leads the firm's Tax Practice. Fred has practiced law for more than 52 years in the areas of taxation and corporate law and often combines his skills in both areas. He handles both planning and dispute-resolution matters in tax matters, including administrative appeals and Tax Court cases for individuals, estates, for-profit entities, and nonprofit entities. Fred regularly advises clients on the tax implications of real property transactions, including issues related to California property tax rules and 1031 exchanges. In the 1031 context, his work includes advice on swap and drop transactions, forward and reverse exchanges, and specialized planning for 1031 exchanges involving real property held through entities.

His corporate work includes taxable and tax-free mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs, planning of day-to-day corporate matters and transactions. Additionally, his corporate practice includes ownership dispute resolution in privately held companies, including tax-favored restructuring of business entities. Fred's work in this area is primarily comprised of ownership disputes involving members of family-owned companies and settlements relating to marital dissolutions.


J.D. University of Chicago Law School ( 1967 )
B.S. Illinois Institute of Technology ( 1964 )

Admissions and Courts


Bar Association of San Francisco

American Bar Association, Section of Taxation

San Francisco’s Top-Rated Lawyers (2012)

Northern California Super Lawyers (2007–2010)