Sean Shimamoto


Sean Shimamoto, a partner in the firm’s Palo Alto office, represents major corporations and private equity funds on a wide range of U.S. federal income tax matters, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, spin-offs, restructurings, debt and equity offerings, and joint ventures. Mr. Shimamoto frequently writes and lectures on tax-related topics, including in programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Practising Law Institute and other organizations.

In addition, Mr. Shimamoto advises clients in the energy sector on a variety of tax matters involving the structuring, development, acquisition and/or disposition of renewable energy projects, and the related project financing, including the qualification for and monetization of tax credits and other tax benefits associated with such projects.

Mr. Shimamoto has worked on matters for The AES Corporation; ArcLight Capital Partners; Babcock & Brown Holdings Inc.; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; BlackRock Financial Management; Citigroup Inc.; Deere & Company; Duke Energy Corporation; EMC Corporation; First Solar, Inc.; Goldman Sachs; Macquarie Bank Ltd.; and State Street Bank & Trust.

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1997

J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 1996

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1993