RACHEL KLEINBERG is a partner in Sidley’s Palo Alto office and the head of the firm’s West Coast tax practice. Her practice covers the U.S. federal tax aspects of a wide array of transactional matters, including M&A and private equity transactions, joint ventures, spinoffs and reorganizations, capital markets transactions, credit facilities, international tax matters and derivatives transactions.
Rachel has been acknowledged in numerous industry publications. She has been ranked Band 1 of Chambers USA (2019–2022) as a leading lawyer in tax for Northern California. She is also recommended in The U.S. Legal 500 for International Tax and Financial Products (2019). Rachel was featured as one of the Women in Tax Leaders by International Tax Review (2015–2021) and named a “Tax MVP” by Law360 in 2019 for several notable transactions, including her representation of Brookfield Business Partners LP in its $13.2 billion acquisition of the power solutions business of Johnson Controls International.
“She always serves the ultimate business objective. She is value for money and is a best-in-class tax legal counsel. ”
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2021
Rachel is on the Advisory Board of the GW Law/IRS 33rd Annual Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation and the Planning Committee of the University of Chicago Federal Tax Conference. She is also a frequent speaker on international and corporate tax topics at prestigious tax conferences, including leading panels at the University of Chicago Tax Conference, the USC Gould School of Law Tax Institute and PLI. She is a Council Director of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, a past chair of the Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation and is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.