Andres Vallejo joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2008. He focuses his practice primarily upon the resolution of state and local tax controversies through negotiation and litigation. He has represented clients in various states and local jurisdictions at all levels of administrative and judicial review, and has extensive trial and appellate experience. He also advises clients regarding the state and local tax consequences of business transactions.
Mr. Vallejo’s experience includes matters involving franchise and income taxes, sales and use taxes, tobacco taxes, property taxes, gross receipts taxes, and insurance taxes, among others. He regularly litigates constitutional issues such as discrimination against interstate commerce, apportionment, nexus, remedies for unconstitutional taxes and unitary combination. He also regularly handles state residency cases.
Mr. Vallejo is a frequent speaker on state and local tax issues, and has appeared before such groups as the Tax Executives Institute and the Council on State Taxation. In addition, he has authored various articles in publications such as State Tax Notes, Tax Management Multistate Tax Report, and the firm’s State and Local Tax Insights newsletter.
Mr. Vallejo is continuously recognized for his work in Tax Controversy by Legal 500, where clients note him as “a very bright individual, technically savvy and with a high moral standing.” Since 2012, he has been recognized by Northern California Super Lawyers as a rising star in the area of tax.
He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco, Tax Section, and formerly served as chair of the Taxation Section of the San Francisco Barristers Club.
While earning his degree at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Mr. Vallejo was an associate editor of the California Law Review.
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