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James T. Smith is a member of the Tax Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s San Francisco office. Prior to joining the firm, he served as an honors intern clerk for the Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He was also a volunteer law clerk in the Northern Civil Trial Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division.

On March 16, 2023, California Assembly Bill 52 (AB 52) was amended to provide a manufacturing equipment tax credit. If signed into law, taxpayers would be authorized to take an 

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On April 7, 2023, the Second District of the California Court of Appeal published a landmark opinion on California property tax law that expands the tax-exempt status of intangible assets

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