Alan J. Pinner

SERVANDO R. SANDOVAL (408) 286-5100

Senior Counsel
P: 408.286.5100

Maggie Le


Practice Areas

Cross-Border Tax


Tulane University Law School
J.D., 1978

Golden Gate University
LLM, Taxation, with Highest Honors, 1986

Bar Admissions




Alan J. Pinner is Senior Counsel with the firm.  He practiced from 1978-1983 as an attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service.  Since 1983, when he entered private practice, Mr. Pinner has represented a variety of clients, from individuals to large publicly-traded companies, in both tax and business matters.

Mr. Pinner’s practice includes business formations, mergers, acquisitions, venture investments, sales of businesses, and the representation of clients before the various Federal and State tax agencies, as well as before the United States Tax Court.

From 2005-2015, Mr. Pinner was recognized by Super Lawyers as a top rated Closely Held Business attorney in San Jose and he was listed in The Best Lawyers in America in 2014.  He previously served as Chairman of the Tax Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and has been an Member of the Adjunct Faculty of Golden Gate University since 1990.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Golden Gate University, Member, Adjunct Faculty, 1990-present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, 1983-present; Chairman, Tax Section, 1988

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Northern California Super Lawyer in Closely Held Business, 2005-2015