Attorneys

Aaron M. Valenti

Partner

Tax; Corporate

As a member of Berliner Cohen’s Tax Group, Mr. Valenti counsels individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies in a variety of transactions, ranging from stock-based compensation to mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Valenti has a particular expertise in providing federal and state income, property and documentary transfer tax advice in connection with real property transactions. Those transactions include purchase and sale transactions, IRC Section 1031 exchanges, and partnership and limited liability company formations, dissolutions, and restructurings.

Mr. Valenti also has significant experience in representing individuals and businesses before the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department on a wide range of tax matters. He frequently represents clients with voluntary disclosures in connection with unfiled foreign informational forms, such as the Treasury Department's "FBAR."

In 2009 through 2014, Mr. Valenti was recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" by Law & Politics in Tax.

Education/Honors

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2002
  • California Western School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2001
    • Academic Achievement Award in Legal Research and Writing
  • University of Illinois, B.S., Finance, 1998

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 2001 to present

Presentations

  • California Tax Amnesty
  • Related Party 1031 Exchanges
  • 1031 Exchanges Involving Partnerships
  • Overview of Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Programs

Activities/Memberships

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, 2002 - present

Personal

  • Born in Dallas, Texas
  • Married with two children
  • Interests include mountain biking, hiking and snowboarding