Introduction to Tahir J. Naim
Executive Comp
ERISA and Benefits
Start-Up Stock Plan
Dispute Resolution
Business Immigration

AVVO Rating of 9.4 (Superb)

Compelled IRS to recognize that CFOs were no longer subject to the deduction limitations of Section 162(m) and issue IRS Notice 2007-49 in confirmation

Drafted S.B. 400 to simplify securities law for equity awards by techology start-ups and successfully lobbied for its passage (eff. 1/1/02)

Led attorney teams for Cisco Systems to successfully integrate optionholders of Scientific-Atlanta and Ironport into Cisco's equity programs

Managed teams of attorneys and consultants to successfully extend equity programs of QUALCOMM Incorporated, Verity, Inc. and other companies to their overseas employees

Exam Certification Panel Member for Santa Clara University's Certified Equity Professional Institute (since 2004)

Author of “Legal Considerations” chapter in NCEO’s forthcoming Communicating Equity Compensation (anticipated publication in October 2010)

Co-Author of Article on Stock Options in China for American Law Media Publication

Contributor to Statutory Stock Options (note, latest edition is 3d) mention regarding California's parallel 409A tax

Organized free legal clinic at India Community Center and administered it for 4 years

Recipient of 2008 Mentorship Award from South Asian Bar Association of Northern California (also served 11 years on the board and was a 2-term President)

Adjunct Professor for Executive Compensation courses in Golden Gate Univ. LL.M./Accounting Program in 1995

Past Chair of Minority Access Committee of Santa Clara County Bar Association