David Forst

David focuses on international corporate taxation. David has been named 2021 Tax Leaders by the International Tax Review’s Tax Leaders Expert Guide. He is included in Euromoney’s Tax Advisors Expert Guides (World’s Leading Tax Advisors, World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors and was named one of the Top 30 U.S. Tax Advisors). He is also in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame and is regularly recognized in the Law and Business Research’s International Who’s Who of Corporate and Tax Lawyers. David is listed in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer in Tax by San Francisco Magazine.


David is a lecturer at Stanford Law School and UC Berkeley Law School where he focuses on international taxation. He is an editor of and regular contributor to the Journal of Taxation, where his publications have included articles on international joint ventures, international tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, the dual consolidated loss regulations, and foreign currency issues. He is a regular contributor to the Journal of Passthrough Entities, where he writes a column on international issues. David is a frequent chair and speaker at tax conferences, including the NYU Tax Institute, the Tax Executives Institute, and the International Fiscal Association.


David graduated with an A.B. degree, cum laude, from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received his J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School. David is admitted to practice in California.