Donald J. Fitzgerald: Lawyer with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Donald J. Fitzgerald

Partner, Tax, Employee Benefits & Global; Compensation; Capital Markets
San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Capital Markets
  • Distressed Asset
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environment
  • Financial Services and Banking
  • Healthcare
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Tax, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Venture Capital
Contact InfoTelephone: 415.291.7420
Fax: 415.291.7474
University University of North Carolina, A.B., 1967 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolDuke Law School, J.D., 1973; Georgetown University, LL.M., 1977
Admitted1973, District of Columbia; 1979, California; U.S. Tax Court

Donald Fitzgerald's practice focuses on federal and state income taxation including transactional matters, controversies, administration and regulations, ruling requests and other tax matters. Transactional matters include planning and advising regarding international tax matters as well as U.S. domestic matters. He performs these services for corporations, partnerships and individuals. The industry groups to which these services are rendered are diverse and include financial institutions, real estate, nonprofits and the wine industry.

Mr. Fitzgerald previously served for five years in the Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.


"Does Service's Position on Stapled Stock Open a Loophole for Foreign Operations?" Journal of Taxation, June 1979.

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Former adjunct professor, University of San Diego School of Law.


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Donald J. Fitzgerald

30th Floor, One Embarcadero Center
San FranciscoCA 94111


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