Seth Pardee


Seth Pardee is a tax and corporate attorney with significant experience advising clients on business transactions and representing clients in federal and California tax controversies. His practice focuses on business formation planning, company restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, tax issues involved in equity compensation, tax issues arising in connection with virtual currencies and the use of blockchain technology, international tax planning, the application of special tax incentives, such as those for qualified small business stock and qualified opportunity zone funds, real estate joint ventures, property tax issues, transfer tax, and representing clients in disputes with the IRS and California tax authorities.

Seth’s clients include corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, U.S. persons, and non-U.S. persons conducting business within the United States.

Seth is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association, the State Bar of California, and the American Bar Association.

Seth earned B.A. degrees with comprehensive honors in political science and Hispanic linguistics and literature from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, and his Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, where he received the Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. prize for ranking first in his LL.M. program. Seth also served as the senior articles editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law while pursuing his law degree.

Speaker, “Reduce Your Startup’s International Taxes,” RocketSpace (June 2016)

Speaker, “Debt for Early Stage Companies,” RocketSpace (June 2016)

Speaker, “How to Structure and Prepare Your Company for an Acquisition,” RocketSpace (March 2016)

Speaker, “Tax on Stock Options & Restricted Stock (It’s Not Obvious and It May Hurt a Lot),” RocketSpace (December 2015)

Contributing Author, “Guidance Needed to Clarify Reporting Obligations for Online Marketplaces and Peer-to-Peer Platforms,” BNA Tax Management Memorandum (July 2014)