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Andrew Bernknopf

Member / Attorney

Phone: (310) 478-2541
Direct: (310) 445-7657
Fax: (310) 473-0123
E-mail: abernknopf@dwclaw.com
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Practice Areas

Tax
Business
Estate Planning

practice emphasis

Andrew Bernknopf integrates the practice of tax law, business law and estate planning, with an emphasis on international matters. He is certified as a Specialist in Taxation Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

His work involves:
  • U.S. taxation in domestic and international contexts.
  • Trust and estate planning.
  • Inbound and outbound structures for investments, real estate and business interests.
  • California and multistate taxation.
  • Startup, merger and acquisition and exit structures.
  • Taxation of derivatives and complex financial instruments.
  • Entertainment and technology industry taxation.
  • Corrective tax compliance and tax controversy representation.
  • Counsel to family offices.

EDUCATION

LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1997
J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude, 1989
B.A., Yale University, summa cum laude, 1985
  • Phi Beta Kappa

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

California

HONORS & AWARDS

Certified by California Board of Legal Specialization

AV® PreeminentTM Rated Elite Status
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AV® Preeminent Rated Elite Status

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LANGUAGES

Spanish