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Tyler A. Shewey

Tyler A. Shewey

Partner

San Jose Office 408.286.5800 Vcard Email

Areas of Focus:

As a Partner in Berliner Cohen’s Tax and Corporate Group, Mr. Shewey counsels individuals and business entities on a wide range of tax and business matters.  Mr. Shewey’s tax practice includes individual and business income tax planning, as well as income tax and sales tax controversy matters before the following agencies:

  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • California Franchise Tax Board (FTB)
  • California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA)
  • California Office of Tax Appeals (OTA)

In addition, Mr. Shewey advises companies and investors on business matters including the following:

  • Corporation, LLC, and other business entity formation and governance
  • Investor equity and debt financing
  • Employee equity compensation
  • Service agreements and other business contracts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Stock and asset sales

His business clients range from small startups to established companies in varied industries including real estate, technology, health care, construction, and agriculture.

Before joining Berliner Cohen, Mr. Shewey practiced law as a corporate associate at a Palo Alto law firm, where he worked with technology companies on business transactions and SEC filings and disclosures. He also practiced law at a New York law firm, where he worked with companies to draft merger documents, prepare SEC filings, and provide counsel on employee benefits.

Representative Cases

  • DriversEd.com in its merger with I Drive Safely
  • Infrascale, Inc. in its acquisition of assets of Eversync Solutions, Inc.
  • Peerbridge Health, Inc. in its Series B Preferred Stock financing

Personal

  • Born in San Jose, California
  • Interests include soccer and snowboarding

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • United States Tax Court

Activities / Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Council of Business Advisors
  • San Jose Silicon Valley (SJSV) Chamber of Commerce, Leadership San Jose, 2016

Academic Positions

  • Lecturer (2021 – present; part-time), San Jose State University (SJSU), teaching “Legal Environment of Business”

Education

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2010
    • Graduate Editor, Journal of Law & Business
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2008
    • Wharton Certificate in Business and Public Policy, 2008
    • Senior Editor, Journal of International Law
    • Associate Editor, Journal of International Economic Law
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Political Science and History, summa cum laude, 2005
    • Phi Beta Kappa, UCLA Senior of the Year