Amy L. Tranckino: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Amy L. Tranckino


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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • Executive Compensation
  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Energy
  • Climate Change and Clean Technology
  • Not-for-Profit
University University of California, San Diego, B.A., 1982
Law SchoolSaint Louis University, J.D., 1986; New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1988
Admitted1986, Missouri; 1988, California

Amy L. Tranckino is a partner in the Tax Practice Group in the firm's Del Mar office specializing in tax credit transactions, partnership taxation and business transactions.

Areas of Practice

Business Law & Taxation

Practice includes advising clients on a broad range of business transactions. Structuring, negotiating and drafting partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, stock/asset acquisition agreements, recapitalization and merger documents.

Tax Credit Transactions

Practice includes representing investors, lenders, and developers in connection with a variety of affordable housing, historic and new markets tax credit projects. Representation of several corporate investors in connection with equity investments in excess of $700 million in numerous direct investments and nationally syndicated tax credit funds including reviewing and negotiating partnership and finance documents. Representation of developers of affordable housing and historic tax credit projects has included acting as lead attorney in structuring transactions, negotiating partnership/LLC agreements and preparing opinion letters.


· Top Rated Lawyer in Taxation Law, American Lawyer Media, 2013


· Member, Business Law Section, Section on Taxation, Affordable Housing Forum and Financing-Investor and Developer Issues Task Force, Affordable Housing Committee of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, American Bar Association

· Adjunct Member, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of California

· Member, San Diego County Bar Association

· Member, National Historic Trust Fund's National Trust Tax Policy Council

· Member, local historic preservation societies in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California


· New Disclosure Requirements Enacted For Publicly Traded Corporations Incorporated or Qualified To Do Business In California, November 4, 2002

· Ms. Tranckino has contributed to numerous publications, including Smart Growth in the San Francisco Bay Area: Effective Local Approaches A study commissioned by the San Francisco District Council of the Urban Land Institute, May 30, 2003, serving as one of the draftsmen of the Drafting Committee for The Report on Legal Opinions Concerning California Limited Liability Companies, February 2000, by the Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California; editing consultant for CEB publications, Business Start Up Manual: Selecting and Forming the Appropriate Entity (Chapters on S Corporations, C Corporations and Professional Corporations) (1996), and Commercial Sales and Leases (Chapter on Changes in Terms and Performance) (1993); course materials entitled "A Developer's Guide to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit." Ms. Tranckino has had her articles relating to tax credits and other tax incentives for redevelopment published in business and real estate publications including Real Estate Southern California, The San Diego Daily Transcript, and National Real Estate Investor.


· Ms. Tranckino is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education and other seminars on historic and affordable housing tax credits and business law. Past presentations and panel participations include Novogradac & Company, LLC's New Markets Tax Credit Conference (2004, 2005), Novogradac & Company's Historic Tax Credit Conference (2003, 2004), Novogradac & Company's 10th Annual Tax Credit Developers Conference (2004), the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Advanced Course of Study, 2001 Mergers and Acquisitions (2001), the Tax Section of the San Diego County Bar Association, Acquiring or Disposing of an S Corporation (1997), Directors' Round Table Conference For Corporate Counsel, Protecting Proprietary Information (1997), the State Bar and Business Law Section, California's Revised Uniform Partnership Act (1996), the State Bar Annual Education Section Institute, Choice of Entity (1995), Public Counsel, Tax Credit Workshop (1992), Orange County Building Industry Association, Low and Moderate Income Housing - Building for Profit (1990), and a continuing education program sponsored by the Real Estate Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

 (Also at West Broadway Office)


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Amy L. Tranckino

12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200 (Del Mar Heights)
San DiegoCA 92130


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