Press Release July 25, 2017

Goodwin Bolsters Tax Capabilities in San Francisco with Addition of Jason Vollbracht

Goodwin, a leading Global 50 law firm, announced today that Jason Vollbracht has joined its Tax Group as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Vollbracht focuses his practice on federal income taxation, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, formation of investment funds, partnerships and other joint ventures, and real estate transactions. He has extensive experience with the intricate tax issues that arise in sophisticated transactions, including advising Dell in its $67 billion acquisition of EMC in 2015.

“We have established a premier tax practice to support public and private companies across multiple industries including private equity, technology and life sciences, real estate and financial services,” said Neal Sandford, partner and Chair of Goodwin’s Tax Group. “Jason’s experience and substantive knowledge of tax laws associated with strategic transactions and investments make him an ideal addition to our team in Northern California. We look forward to his contributions as we continue to work with our clients to design innovative tax strategies.”

Vollbracht joins Goodwin from Simpson Thacher, where he served as counsel in its tax department. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. and B.S.E. from University of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to practice in New York and California.

He can be reached at or 415.733.6026.

Goodwin’s Tax Group has extensive experience in structuring corporate transactions to help clients gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace, including the formation of start-up companies, taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, cross-border transactions, research and development joint ventures, technology transfers, and leveraged buyouts.