Jamshed J. Patel



Jamshed J. Patel is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Jamshed's work has included principal responsibility and extensive experience in counseling clients with respect to U.S. and foreign tax matters in cross-border transactions. He is a member of the Taxation, Finance & Financial Institutions, International, and Transactional & Securities Practices.

Jamshed concentrates on the tax issues relating to:

  • Transnational reorganizations and joint ventures, Section 482 transfer pricing issues, and development of tax-efficient earnings repatriation mechanisms
  • Financing matters, including derivatives, hybrid securities, and other financial products
  • Transfers of intellectual property to joint venture entities and to related parties; structuring cost-sharing research agreements and research funding agreements for multi-national groups; structuring intellectual property holding companies
  • Regulated investment companies, private equity funds, and hedge funds


Jamshed has been Peer Review Rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of tax law (2022-2023). Jamshed was also named the Best Lawyers® Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Milwaukee (2015 and 2017). He was selected for inclusion in the 2007 – 2012 lists of Wisconsin Super Lawyers®.

Professional Memberships

Jamshed is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Bar Association, and is a member of the International Tax Planning Association, a group of private tax practitioners from several countries.


Jamshed is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College (J.D., 1980, A.B, 1977, magna cum laude).