Troy Van Dongen focuses his practice on the resolution of state and local tax controversies through negotiation and litigation. He advises clients across the country in a variety of state and local tax matters, including income, franchise, sales, and use taxes, and he has a particularly strong background in property taxation. His experience includes a wide range of industries, including: manufacturing and software; banking and finance; biotechnology; hospital management; non-profit organizations; commercial office leasing; solar and geothermal power production; lodging; education; security services; oil and gas; telecommunications; paper manufacturing; and sports and entertainment.
Troy also counsels clients on the tax consequences of new forms of communications technology and the unique tax challenges in the telecommunications industry. Troy has been recognized by Chambers USA 2012–2015, and in 2017, as one of the leading state and local tax lawyers in California. In Chambers USA, clients described him as working with the “confidence and knowledge that helps persuade others.” Troy is a member of the California State Bar Association and serves on the Executive Committee for the Section on Taxation, and is the former Chair for the Tax Section, State and Local Tax Committee. He also is a member of the American Bar Association's Tax Section, the Bar Association of San Francisco's Tax Section, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation's Property Tax Section, and the Taxation Committee of the United States Council for International Business. In addition, Troy serves as Chair for the Marin County Assessment Appeals Board and is a member of the Advisory Council to the Executive Director of the California State Board of Equalization.
Troy M. Van Dongen
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Three Embarcadero Center, Suite 1350
San Francisco, CA 94111