Professional Biography
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Alice Townes Associate

  • San Francisco

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    San Francisco

    505 Howard Street, Suite 1000

    San Francisco, CA 94105-3204




Associate Alice Townes’ practice, built upon the foundation of her extensive background in tax law, focuses on business tax planning and controversy.

Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Alice worked in mergers and acquisitions tax as a manager at KPMG LLP. During her time there, she was responsible for analyzing tax issues related to transaction structuring and internal reorganizations, including the availability of tax attributes. She also held the role of manager for due diligence and integration services related to acquisition of targets with complex offshore intellectual property structures and other tax issues commonly encountered by software companies in Silicon Valley. Alice also has experience drafting and negotiating tax provisions in mergers, stock purchases and asset purchase agreements and advising issuers, borrowers and investment banks in connection with public and private offerings of equity and debt.

Alice received her LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law and her J.D. from New York Law School.

Related Employment

  • KPMG LLP, Santa Clara, CA, Manager, 2018; Senior Associate, 2015 - 2018
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP, Menlo Park, CA, Associate, 2014 - 2015



Bar and Court Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2013
  • New York Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012
  • Rice University, B.A., Religious Studies, 2009