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Covington & Burling LLP

ONE CITY CENTER, 850 TENTH STREET, NW, WASHINGTON DC 20001, USA
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Work +1 202 662 6000
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Susan Leahy

Tel:
Work +1 202 662 5493
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Covington & Burling LLP

Work Department

Of Counsel

Position

Susan Leahy advises tax-exempt and not-for-profit organizations on a wide variety of matters. She counsels clients on Internal Revenue Code, Treasury regulations, rules regarding private benefit, self-dealing, inurement, unrelated business income tax, intermediate sanctions, relationships with for-profit organizations, joint ventures, corporate sponsorship, lobbying, and political activities.

Education

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1998; St. Bonaventure University, B.B.A., 1986


United States: Finance

Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

Within: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

The Washington DC-based political tax and tax-exempt organizations practice at Covington & Burling LLP has a long history of advising nonprofits on all aspects of their work. Clients include political organizations, sports leagues, trade associations, educational institutions, philanthropic and grant-making organizations, and museums. The firm also works for a number of pro bono clients, such as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and various non-partisan research organizations and legislative advocacy groups supporting marriage equality. Key names include Robert Gage, Heather Haberl, Susan Leahy, Jeremy Spector and Stuart Irvin.

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United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Covington & Burling LLP’s tax practice acts for multinational corporations and private equity funds in tax issues arising from M&A activity, joint ventures, capital markets transactions and internal restructurings. Dan Luchsinger led the US tax advice to Weyerhaeuser REIT on its merger with Plum Creek REIT, which involved the application of of rules concerning REITs and taxable REIT subsidiaries. It also acted for Allergan on the US income tax aspects of the $40bn sale of its generics business to TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries. Sam Maruca, Robert Culbertson, Michael Caballero and Susan Leahy are also recommended.

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