William Zak Taylor

Firm: Tsao-Wu and Yee LLP
Location: San Francisco - CA

  • 4215 Geary Street
    San Francisco, CA 94118
  • Tel : (415) 777-1688
  • Fax : (415) 777-2298

William J. “Zak” Taylor earned his Juris Doctor degree—cum laude—from Harvard Law School. Previously, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University. Mr. Taylor is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. tax court, the U.S. court of appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California. He is a former partner of two large, top-tier law firms: Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

San Francisco Magazine recognized Mr. Taylor as a Super Lawyer in both corporate transactions and civil litigation. The Super Lawyer designation includes peer review input and is limited to the top 5% of lawyers in Northern California. He is also a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a peer review honorary trial lawyer society that is limited to 3,000 trial and appellate lawyers in the United States and Canada. Mr Taylor was selected as the exclusive featured attorney for Premier Litigation Lawyers for 2019 – 2020.

For someone whose background is in large commercial law firms, Mr. Taylor possesses an unusual breadth of experience. Over the years, he has handled a broad range of civil, criminal defense, bankruptcy, and administrative matters, as well as a wide range of business, trust, probate, and real estate transaction matters. Mr. Taylor is both a trusted corporate and personal adviser and a trial lawyer. He has also successfully resolved a variety of appeals, including appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court.

Mr. Taylor has authored or contributed to a number of books, including California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law and the ABA Antitrust Section Antitrust Law Developments (Fourth Edition).

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