William H. Gorrod



San Francisco

P: +1.415.291.6207
F: +1.415.291.6307

New York

P: +1.212.601.7258
William Gorrod

William Gorrod focuses his practice on state and local tax planning, compliance, and corporate transactions on a multi-state basis. He also represents clients in state and local tax controversies throughout the United States.

William regularly advises clients on matters pertaining to state and local income and franchise taxes, gross receipt taxes, sales and use taxes, payroll taxes, and real estate transfer taxes. He represents clients in audits, administrative appeals, voluntary disclosure agreements, penalty abatements, and amnesties. William's clients include large corporations and flow-through entities across a wide range of industries, including technology, financial services, retail, energy, media, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing.

He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Chair of the Tax Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, Co-Chair of the Cardozo School of Law Alumni Tax Group, and a member of the San Francisco Tax Club. William has also served as Vice Chair of the State and Local Tax Committee of the California Lawyers Association.

Prior to joining the firm, William has practiced in international law firms and a Big Four accounting firm. William previously served as an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University School of Law where he taught a course on state and local taxation.


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Thought Leadership

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Justice & Diversity Center's Annual Gala

Speeches & Presentations

Attractive Nuisance, a band featuring Partner William Gorrod among other musicians from three other law firms, ramped up a set of unexpected rock covers and retro hits to celebrate the impact of The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) annual Gala virtually, on September 16, 2020



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Baker Botts Quarterly SALT Update

Please join us at the Baker Botts Quarterly SALT Update on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. PT.