Maureen Elizabeth Linch

Maureen Elizabeth Linch

Associate

San Francisco, (415) 268-6015

Education

Barnard College of Columbia University (B.A., 2001)
Columbia University (M.A., 2003)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 2008)

Bar Admissions

New York
California

Maureen Linch is an associate in Morrison & Foerster's San Francisco office. She counsels clients in matters of U.S. federal income taxation.

Ms. Linch’s expansive tax practice includes a wide range of transactional, structuring, and advisory tax matters affecting businesses at all points in their lifecycles in both the domestic and international contexts. She has deep experience addressing tax issues affecting start-up companies such as the tax implications of debt and equity financing, restructuring and redemption transactions, and qualified small business stock. She advises clients in planning for the development and exploitation of technology and intellectual property on and offshore, the application of expatriation rules at the individual and company level, and the creation and implementation of multi-jurisdictional structures aimed at achieving favorable worldwide tax outcomes. She works on tax-free and taxable mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations involving U.S. and non-U.S. acquirors and targets organized as corporations, LLCs, and partnerships. She has significant experience in the renewable energy space, representing clients throughout each stage of a project, from development to exit, including tax equity structuring.

Ms. Linch's practice also includes financial transactions, bankruptcy, and capital markets tax issues. She advises on debt and equity issuances, real estate investment trust offerings, passive foreign investment company issues, tax issues related to derivatives and other financial products, and the modification of debt instruments. In addition, she helps clients navigate the tax implications of litigation and employment disputes, advising on litigation strategies and structuring settlements as well as reporting of payments to employees and other plaintiffs.

Ms. Linch aims to provide efficient, creative solutions targeting each client’s particular needs and circumstances.

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