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Babak E. Nikravesh - San Francisco, CA

555 California Street26th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104

Updated: 11/18/2013

San Francisco Tax Lawyer


Babak Nikravesh has a federal tax practice, focusing principally on cross-border transactions and international tax planning for foreign and domestic clients. He regularly advises foreign investors, including sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, and endowments, on their investment strategies in the United States and counsels domestic clients on structuring their foreign activities and investments...

About Babak E. Nikravesh

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • Farsi

Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • International/Cross-Border Planning & Transactions
  • Private Equity/Tax
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Real Estate & Pass-Through Entities/Tax
  • Sovereign Investors


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York


  • London School of Economics University of London, London, England, 1997
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1996
  • University of California, Berkeley, California, 1992
    Major: Economics


Published Works

  • California Tax Developments for 2010 and 2011, Jones Day State Tax Return Newsletter, 2010
  • IRS Provides Targeted Relief for FBAR Filers, Including Investors in Foreign Investment Funds, 2010
  • IRS Extends FBAR Filing Deadline for U.S. Investors in Offshore Investment Funds, 2009
  • Potential IRS Reporting Requirements for Investors in Offshore Private Equity and Hedge Funds, 2009
  • United States Tax Treaties May Not Provide Protection From U.S. State Taxes, Tax Planning International Review, 2009
  • Recent Developments Concerning Section 892, 2008
  • Sovereign wealth funds become visible, International Tax Review, 2008
  • The California International Practitioner, 2006
  • U.S. Income Taxation of Foreign Governments, International Organizations and Their Employees, 913 Tax Management Portfolio, 2005
  • The International Status of Federal Components: Quebec and Tatarstan in International Law, 23 The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs 227, 1999

Office Information


555 California Street26th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104


  • (415) 875-5700 (San Francisco)
  • (650) 739-3900 (Silicon Valley)

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