David Forst is a partner in Fenwick's tax group and focuses on international corporate and partnership taxation. David is included in Euromoney's Tax Advisors Expert Guides (World's Leading Tax Advisors and World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors) and he was named one of the Top 30 U.S. Tax Advisors. He is also in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame and is regularly recognized in Law Business Research's International Who's Who of Corporate and Tax Lawyers. David is listed in Chambers USA and Chambers Global as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Tax and Business. He has also been named a Northern California Super Lawyer in Tax by San Francisco Magazine.
David is a lecturer at Stanford Law School and UC Berkeley Law School, where he teaches international taxation. He is an editor of and regular contributor to the Journal of Taxation, where his publications have included articles on international joint ventures, international tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, the dual consolidated loss regulations, and foreign currency issues. He was a regular contributor to the Journal of Passthrough Entities on international issues. David is a frequent chair and speaker at tax conferences, including the NYU Tax Institute, the Tax Executives Institute, and the International Fiscal Association.
David graduated with an A.B., cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and received his J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School.
David is admitted to practice in California.