Charles E. Olson
Charles E. Olson is a litigator in the firm's San Francisco office. He received a J.D. from New York University Law School in 2003, where he was named a Robert McKay Scholar for outstanding academic achievement. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Olson obtained a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, where he was a lecturer in logic at The Queen's College. He did his undergraduate studies at U.C. Berkeley.
Mr. Olson joined the firm in April 2009. His specialty is representing corporate entities and individuals in state and local tax matters, both in administrative appeals and judicial litigation. His expertise covers disputes over income tax, franchise tax, sales and use tax, UDITPA, the Multistate Tax Compact, interest suspension, and constitutional challenges of state and local taxes on a wide variety of grounds. His practice also draws on extensive complex commercial litigation experience representing clients in a broad range of intellectual property, securities and other disputes. Before joining Silverstein & Pomerantz LLP, Mr. Olson was a complex civil litigation associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP for five years in their New York and Paris offices. He has also litigated numerous matters with the Electronic Frontier Foundation on a pro bono basis.
Mr. Olson is a member of the bar of the states of California and New York.
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