For over a decade, Mr. Boatwright chaired the San Diego tax practice of Latham & Watkins. His practice focuses on general business and contractual matters, real estate, limited liability companies, partnerships and joint venture arrangements, private equity fund formation and portfolio investment, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate recapitalizations and restructurings.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Boatwright is very active in the San Diego community. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Monarch School Project, an organization that is dedicated to providing homeless and at-risk children with an accredited education while caring for their basic needs. Mr. Boatwright also serves as a Director of Common Sense California, an organization dedicated to strengthening representative democracy in California state and local government. He is a member of The Board of Visitors for Pepperdine University School of Law and is also an Assistant Scout Master with the Boy Scouts of America.
"David could practice anywhere he chooses; we are extremely pleased and honored that he has chosen to join Procopio," said Tom Turner, the firm's Managing Partner. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and will fit like a glove with our firm culture."
"I am very excited about re-joining my good friend Tom Turner and the many others at Procopio with whom I have had the great privilege of practicing law over the years," said David. "And I am really looking forward to focusing much more on the local San Diego practice. For me, this feels a bit like coming home."
Procopio's Tax attorneys provide sophisticated, complex tax planning and structuring for businesses, individuals, tax-exempt organizations and international ventures of all sizes and industries. The firm represents a wide range of clients in federal, state and local tax controversies, including audits, administrative appeals, and litigation. Other tax services include tax planning for structuring business relationships and transactions; stock option plans and other executive compensation programs; managing tax aspects of the purchase and sale or merger of businesses; taxation of partnerships; estate and gift tax planning; tax advantaged charitable and non-charitable giving; individual income tax planning; and international income and estate tax planning.