Alejandro Ruiz

San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
Contact InfoTelephone: 415.655.1318
Fax: 415.707.2010
University Indiana University, B.A., with high distinction, 2003
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., 2006
Admitted2006, California

Professional & Community Involvement

•Mentor, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Success in Law School Mentoring Program, 2013

•Instructor, Street Law Inc., Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, 2009-2013


Alejandro Ruiz concentrates his practice on representing private equity funds, private and public companies, real estate funds, real estate investment trusts, individuals and tax-exempt organizations in the tax aspects of complex domestic and cross-border transactions involving partnerships, corporations, REITs and off-shore entities, including mergers, acquisitions, buyouts, recapitalizations, securities offerings, debt and equity restructurings, and entity formations.

Alex is experienced advising clients regarding the tax aspects of executive compensation plans, management co-investments and incentive equity compensation, as well as drafting equity purchase and profits interest agreements, stock option plans, and complex bonus arrangements.

He advises clients regarding the formation of nonprofit organizations and obtaining tax exemptions. He also provides on-going counsel to such organizations regarding compliance and best practices.

Areas of Concentration

•Partnerships and joint ventures

•Transaction structuring


•Tax-exempt organizations

•Executive compensation

Awards & Recognition

•Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012-2014

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Co-Author, Comprehensive Tax Reform Proposal Puts Carried Interest Back on the Table,Taxnet Pro, Thomson Reuters, April 30, 2014

Associated News & Events


02.21.14 Greenberg Traurig Completes Employee Stock Ownership Plan Transaction for Martin Resource Management Corporation


04.30.14 Comprehensive Tax Reform Proposal Puts Carried Interest Back on the Table

02.04.14 California Residency Rules Ensnare Unwary Taxpayers

01.17.14 San Francisco Gross Receipts Tax


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Comprehensive Tax Reform Proposal Puts Carried Interest Back on the Table
Noam Lipshitz,John F. Prusiecki,Alejandro Ruiz, May 8, 2014
On February 26, 2014, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) introduced a discussion draft of the Tax Reform Act of 2014 (the Act) as an attempt to move forward with the most comprehensive revision of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) since 1986. Many commentators are highly...

California Residency Rules Ensnare Unwary Taxpayers
Jeremiah Coder,G. Michelle Ferreira,Courtney A. Hopley,Bradley R. Marsh,Alejandro Ruiz, February 7, 2014
California’s reputation as hard-nosed when it comes to finding ways to creatively assert tax liability is well-justified. Nonresidents frequently find themselves in the California Franchise Tax Board’s (FTB) cross-hairs as susceptible targets for asserted tax liability based on a long...

San Francisco Gross Receipts Tax
G. Michelle Ferreira,Marvin A. Kirsner,Bradley R. Marsh,Alejandro Ruiz, January 17, 2014
In November 2012, San Francisco voters passed Proposition E, The Gross Receipts Tax and Business Registration Fees Ordinance (the Gross Receipts Tax). The changes went into effect on January 1, 2014, and it is important to be aware of the new tax and how it will affect your business. The measure is...
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Alejandro Ruiz

4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 3000
San FranciscoCA 94111-5983


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