James Stanley
Managing Director
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18+ years of transactional experience in structuring all aspects of domestic and cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and reorganizations
Advises across the technology, financial services, life sciences, biotech, industrial products, business services and entertainment industries
Frequent speaker and lecturer on transactional tax matters
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James Stanley is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, in San Francisco. With more than 18 years of experience, Mr. Stanley has transactional experience in structuring all aspects of domestic and cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and reorganizations across a wide range of industries, such as technology (software, semiconductor, hardware, Internet, social networking), financial services, life sciences, biotech, industrial products, business services and entertainment.

Mr. Stanley advises private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, corporations and investment banking firms on the tax and financial impacts around corporate finance, transactional deal structuring, due diligence, and the design and implementation of tax efficient financing structures.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Stanley led the M&A tax group out of Silicon Valley for PwC. Previously, Mr. Stanley worked with KPMG in Northern California and Washington D.C., in KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice focusing on global transactions and all aspects of the ruling process for clients seeking private letter rulings with the Service.

Mr. Stanley has deep experience in the cross-border transactional deal space specializing in efficient financing structures, IP and supply chain planning, efficient cash redeployment and repatriation, and international joint venture structuring. Mr. Stanley’s domestic expertise includes taxable and tax free transactional planning, corporate carve-outs / divestitures, tax attribute planning, liquidations, redemptions and partnership planning.

Mr. Stanley has been a frequent speaker and lecturer on transactional tax matters. He currently teaches the Taxation of Business Transactions course at Santa Clara University School of Law. Finally, Mr. Stanley has also written articles for internal as well as external publications. He is fluent in English and proficient in Demotic Greek.      

Mr. Stanley earned a master’s degree in law in taxation from Boston University School of Law and a J.D. from Chapman University School of Law. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University. Mr. Stanley is a member of the New Jersey State Bar.