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Qualified Small Business Stock Trends in Venture Financings and Mergers and Acquisitions


Speaker(s): Myra A. Sutanto Shen
Recorded on: Jul. 27, 2017
PLI Program #: 219667

EXPERIENCE:

Myra Sutanto Shen works in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she is a partner in the tax practice. Myra represents public and private companies in connection with federal income tax planning for a variety of corporate transactions in domestic and cross-border settings, including corporate formations, financings and restructurings, equity offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.

During law school, Myra worked for the Bluhm Legal Clinic's Investor Protection Center, where she represented low-income investors in their disputes with broker-dealers.

EDUCATION:
  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2007
    Cum Laude; Production Editor, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
  • B.A., Integrated Science and Biology, Northwestern University, 2002
    Cum Laude, With Honors
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Member, Taxation Section, State Bar of California
  • Member, International Fiscal Association – U.S.A. Branch
HONORS:
  • Named to the 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions of the "Rising Stars" list published by Northern California Super Lawyers
SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
  • "The Other Holding Period: Qualified Small Business Stock and the Magic of Five Years," M&A Tax Report, November 2016
  • Co-author with J. Zhu and B. Dirk, "U.S.-Source Interest Income from a Lending Business: A Different Perspective," 125 Tax Notes 785, November 2009
  • Co-author with I. Humphreys, "Acquisition Learnings from the Cap Gemini Cases," M&A Tax Report, September 2009
ADMISSIONS:
  • State Bar of California