Eric D. Swenson (San Diego, California)
Eric D. Swenson (San Diego, California)

Eric D. Swenson

Licensed for 24 years

Practice Area: Tax, International Law, International Tax 3 more areas of practice + 3 more

  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0
Awards
AV Preeminent

Eric D. Swenson

Serving San Diego, CA view address

Senior Counsel at firm Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Serving San Diego, CA view address

Awards AV Preeminent

About Eric D. Swenson

Professional Summary

Eric D. Swenson represents corporations, partnerships, nonprofits and individuals in federal, state and local tax disputes including audits, appeals and litigation before several tax agencies. Eric's practice focuses on tax controversy and business transactions. He has extensive experience structuring and planning corporate mergers and acquisitions including tax-free organizations, debt and equity restructuring, litigation settlements, employment and executive compensation. Eric is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.

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• Top Lawyers, ” Sa...

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Professional Summary

Eric D. Swenson represents corporations, partnerships, nonprofits and individuals in federal, state and local tax disputes including audits, appeals and litigation before several tax agencies. Eric's practice focuses on tax controversy and business transactions. He has extensive experience structuring and planning corporate mergers and acquisitions including tax-free organizations, debt and equity restructuring, litigation settlements, employment and executive compensation. Eric is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.

Recognitions

• Top Lawyers, ” San Diego Magazine, 2013 - 2015.
•V. Judson Klein Award for Tax Excellence - 2014
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
•San Diego Business Journal Best of the Bar - 2015
•Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers - 2012-2015

Community

•The State Bar of California - Co Chair International Tax Committee, Past Chair Income and Committee, Past Member Taxation Section Executive Committee
•Pacific Beach Community Foundation - Past Director, Past President
•San Diego County Bar Association - Past Taxation Section Chair
•University of San Diego School of Law - Past Adjunct Professor - LLM Program

News Coverage

•“Procopio's Swenson to receive State Bar award for tax practice, ” The Daily Transcript, September 16, 2014.

Seminars

•Moderator “International Tax Audit & Appeals Including Statute of Limitations in the International Context, ” 2015 California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference, November 6, 2015.
•Moderator “Foreign Targets: IRS International Criminal Investigations: FIFA, ” USD Procopio International Tax Institute, October 23, 2015.
•Co-Presenter. “OVDP and FATCA Update: The Nuts and Bolts of Streamlined Filing and Proving Non-Willfulness, ” University of San Diego, School of Law, June 25, 2015
•“A Dozen Tax Issues Every Business Attorney Must Understand, ” Procopio Business and Technology Team, San Diego, CA, December 18, 2014.
•Moderator. Recent Developments in International Criminal Tax, USD Procopio International Tax Institute, October 31, 2014.
•Moderator. International Tax Audits & International Tax Appeals, USD Procopio International Tax Institute, October 30, 2014.
•“Money for Lunch Talk Show, ” BlogTalkRadio, September 25, 2014.
•“OVDP and FATCA update: The Ever Changing Issues of International Tax Compliance, ” University of San Diego, School of Law, June 26, 2014
•“How to Survive an Audit or Difficult Tax Controversy; What to Expect When the Tax Authorities Come Knocking, ” San Diego CPA Education Association, ” May 13, 2014.
•“Personal Tax Issues and Strategies, ” FEI San Diego, San Diego, CA, January 23, 2014.
•“FATCA, OVDI, and More..., ” 17th Annual San Diego Tax and Accounting Institute, San Diego, CA, November 22, 2013.
•Moderator. “Starting the Race Against the Tax Authority in the International Tax World - Statute of Limitations & Lack of Filings, ” USD School of Law-Procopio International Tax Institute, San Diego, CA, October 2013.
•“2013 Tax Update, ” Business Sections of the San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego, CA, July 25, 2013.
•“Tax Considerations for Small Business Owners, ” Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego County and the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego: Small Business Legal Symposium, March 9, 2013.

Publications

•“The Internal Revenue Service Addresses the Federal Income Taxation of Per Capita, ” Procopio Blogging Circle, October 1, 2015.
•“Starting the Race Against the IRS in the International Income Tax World - Statute of Limitations and Lack of Filings, ” International Tax Journal, CCH Wolters-Kluwer, January-February 2015.
•“FATCA: A Primer and Current Practical Developments, ” International Tax Journal, CCH Wolters-Kluwer, January-February 2015.
•Co-author. FATCA: Desarrollo Base y Practicas Actuales, January 2015 published by Consejero Empresarial
•“Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014 provides Many New Benefits to Tribes and their Tribal Members Beyond the General Welfare Exclusion, ” Procopio Blogging Circle, January 28, 2015.
• Renewable Energy Tax Reform - Where Are We Today, December 9, 2014.
•“Year 2014 Tax Update -Sorting out the Prior 2013 Law Changes and Bracing for the Possible Tax Law Changes in Late 2014, ” San Diego County Bar Association, July 14, 2014.
•Co-author with Theodore J. Griswold. “ The Internal Revenue Service Issues Important Final Guidance on the Application of the General Welfare Exclusion to Certain Tribal Government Programs, ” July 2, 2014.
•“Mexico and U.S. Rules Regarding the Assembly of Tax Deficiencies - A Comparative Study, ” International Tax Journal, CCH Wolters-Kluwer, January- February 2014.
•“The IRS's Current Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program: Is This the Only Option Available for An “Accidental American ”?, International Tax Journal, CCH Wolters Kluwer, January-February 2014
•“'Privileged' Information for the World Citizen When Communicating with Tax Attorneys in Multiple Jurisdictions, ” International Tax Journal, CCH Wolters-Kluwer, January-February 2014.
•Co-author with Theodore J. Griswold. “ Possible Tax Benefits Relating to the Lease of Native American Tribal Land - An Important Clarification for All Parties Subject to a Lease on Tribal Land, “ January 16, 2014.
•Contributing author. “ Mexico's Proposed Tax Reform: International and Cross border Highlights, October 2013.

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Areas of Law

  • Tax
  • International Law
  • International Tax
  • Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Joint Ventures
  • Native American Law
  • Beer, Wine and Spirits

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      Credentials

      Position
      Senior Counsel
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1992, Illinois
      1998, California
      United States Tax Court
      United States Court of Federal Claims
      United States District Court, Southern District of California
      Law School Attended
      Southern Illinois University School of Law
      J.D.

      University of San Diego School of Law
      LL.M.
      Taxation
      University Attended
      Millikin University
      B.S.
      Accounting
      Associations & Memberships

      Community Involvement

      •The State Bar of California - Chair International Tax Committee, Past Chair Income and Committee, Past Member Taxation Section Executive Committee
      •Pacific Beach Community Foundation - Past Director, Past President
      •San Diego County Bar Association - Past Taxation Section Chair
      •University of San Diego School of Law - Past Adjunct Professor - LLM Program