John J. O'Neill

John O'Neill is a business and tax lawyer with a broad practice and extensive experience counseling clients of all sizes.
(415) 982-1400 | oneill@ddrs.com

Areas of Expertise:

  • General Counsel Services
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Pass-Through Entities (LLCs, S Corporations and Partnerships)
  • Corporate Law
  • Equity Financing
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Startups
  • Equity Based Compensation
  • Executive Employment Agreements
  • Licensing
  • Tax Planning for Business and Real Estate Transactions
  • Tax Controversies

Publications & Presentations:

  • "An Alternative to the Safe-Harbor Rules of the 704(b) Regulations", Taxes – The Tax Magazine (January, 1992)
  • "A Proposal for Achieving Substantial Economic Effect", Taxes – The Tax Magazine (July, 1995)

Affiliations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association (Section of Taxation)
  • Instructor, Golden Gate University School of Tax (1991- 1993)

Education:

  • J.D. – Rutgers School of Law, with honors 1982
  • B.A. – Rutgers College, with honors, mathematics 1977