Tara H. Shine

Associate
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345 California Street
Suite 2850
San Francisco, CA 94104-2606

Tara is an associate in the San Francisco office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, where she serves as outside general counsel to companies and advises clients regarding corporate governance, commercial, and executive compensation matters. Tara drafts and negotiates commercial and corporate agreements and equity incentive plans. She also assists corporate buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions and asset and stock purchase transactions.  

Tara counsels employers regarding corporate duties and taxation and fiduciary obligations under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”). She also facilitates the design, implementation and administration of employee benefit plans, including employee stock ownership plans (“ESOPs”), 401(k) plans, and profit-sharing plans.

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J.D., cum laude, Pepperdine University School of Law (2010)

B.A., cum laude, Economics, University of California, San Diego (2004)

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