SAN FRANCISCO, CA–Pillsbury Winthrop LLP is pleased to annou…

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–Pillsbury Winthrop LLP is pleased to announce that Timothy Burns has returned as a partner to the firm’s San Francisco office. Burns, whose practice focuses on tax, partnership and private equity matters, has worked on numerous private equity funds both as the lead attorney and as a member of a team.

Burns joined Pillsbury Winthrop in 1989 and became a partner in 1997. He left the firm early last year to join Lombard Investments, Inc., a client engaged in private equity management in North America and Asia.

“We are delighted to welcome Tim Burns back to our stellar Tax Section. Tim is well regarded and has worked on high-profile matters, including the merger of Pacific Telesis and SBC,” says Patrick Marshall, managing partner of Pillsbury Winthrop’s San Francisco office. Jeff Vesely, partner and chair of the firm’s tax group agrees, “Tim’s experience regarding private equity funds and pass-through entities, including partnerships and limited liability companies, enhances the breadth and depth of our domestic and global tax practice. Our clients will definitely benefit from his return.”

Burns has maintained close contact with his colleagues at the firm during the past year, which will contribute to a smooth transition back to the firm. “Working directly for a client gave me further insight into the client’s needs. I am certain that will directly help me contribute to the high quality of service that Pillsbury Winthrop already provides,” says Burns.

Burns received his J.D. from Hastings College of Law and has a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Attorneys in Pillsbury Winthrop’s San Francisco office have extensive experience in major corporate and financial transactions, commercial and general business litigation, energy and project finance, real estate development and transactions, and environmental and land use issues.

Pillsbury Winthrop LLP is an international law firm with core practice areas in capital markets, real estate, financial services, litigation, intellectual property, global energy and technology. The firm has 16 offices worldwide. For further information please visit

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