Jim Clarke Named 2013 ‘Lawyer of the Year for Tax Law’ by Best Lawyers

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Sacramento, Calif.–Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, a business law and business litigation firm, announces that Jim Clarke has been named Northern California’s Lawyer of the Year in Tax for 2013 by Best Lawyers of America. After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Individuals are named to the list based on their particularly high level of peer recognition.

Jim is a shareholder in the firm’s Tax and Corporate Groups. His practice focuses on federal and state income tax, planning and dispute resolution, transactional tax and business planning matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions; structuring and choice of entity planning in connections with business formations; buy-outs; equity financings; reorganizations, acquisitions, business dispositions involving corporate (including nonprofit) and pass-through business entities, and client representation in federal, state and local tax controversy matters.

As part of his executive compensation practice, Jim combines his corporate and tax specialties to work with businesses in the planning and implementation of key employee compensation arrangements; including stock and synthetic equity performance incentives, deferred compensation plans, stock option plans, stock appreciation rights, and phantom stock option plans.

Jim has been recognized as a Northern California Best Lawyer in Tax Law since 2004.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”