Said C. Kordestani is a partner in Farella Braun + Martel’s Tax Group. Mr. Kordestani’s practice includes counseling clients on technical and strategic issues involving federal and state income tax issues, transactional matters and tax controversies. His clients include companies in the real estate, renewable energy, agriculture, wine, and hospitality industries.
Mr. Kordestani has significant experience in complex real estate matters, including counseling clients on the structuring of historic rehabilitation / new market tax credit projects (working on over twenty-five such tax credit deals) and like-kind exchanges.
Mr. Kordestani’s experience includes advising publicly traded and privately held clients on tax and related corporate, federal and state issues affecting employee benefit plans, programs and arrangements. He has significant experience working on mergers and acquisitions, and drafting and negotiating the terms and conditions of corporate transaction documents, individual executive employee agreements, consulting agreements, change-in-control agreements and severance agreements.
He previously taught, for eight years, the federal income tax course at San Francisco Law School.