Alejandro Ruiz

San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Automotive Dealerships
  • 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 Lawyers magazine, Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012-2015

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

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

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Press Releases

07.09.15 16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of Northern California Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
07.08.14 15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Included in 2014 Edition of Northern California Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
02.21.14 Greenberg Traurig Completes Employee Stock Ownership Plan Transaction for Martin Resource Management Corporation


08.03.15 IRS Proposes Regulations Regarding Disguised Payments for Services from Partnerships
09.09.14 Agreement Reached to Expand California Tax Incentives for Film Production
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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IRS Proposes Regulations Regarding Disguised Payments for Services from Partnerships
Alejandro Ruiz, August 5, 2015
On July 22, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) and the Treasury Department (Treasury) (i) issued proposed regulations (the proposed regulations) regarding disguised payments for services from partnerships and (ii) announced the upcoming modification of existing guidance on the tax...
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Alejandro Ruiz

4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 3000
San FranciscoCA 94111-5983


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