RACHEL KLEINBERG is a tax partner in Sidley’s Palo Alto office. 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 is one of three people ranked Band 1 of Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in tax for Northern California with a client highlighting that “she delivers on all fronts — she has technical knowledge across different areas of tax, renders advice in a practical and business savvy fashion and is also responsive and available,” (2019). 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 – 2019) 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.
Rachel is on the Advisory Board of the GW Law/IRS 33rd Annual Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation. 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 serves as 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.