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Neal Sandford

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Goodwin

Position

Partner

Career

Neal Sandford, a partner in and Chair of Goodwin Procter’s Tax Practice, specializes in structuring tax-sensitive commercial transactions. Mr. Sandford's practice includes the organization and operation of REITs, investment funds and other collective investment arrangements; corporate mergers and acquisitions; asset acquisitions and dispositions; the organization and operation of partnerships and joint ventures; transactions involving S corporations; investments by tax-exempt and foreign investors; corporate and partnership restructurings; real estate transactions; equity-based compensation arrangements; international tax issues; and workouts.

Education

J.D., 1987 University of Virginia School of Law B.A., 1983 Yale University (magna cum laude)


United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Goodwin’s ‘very responsive’ tax group ‘uses its excellent knowledge of the new tax regulations and expansive resources to address complex situations with sovereign wealth investors’. Recent highlights included Edward Glazer in Boston and Kelsey Lemaster in San Francisco acting for DCT Industrial Trust in its $8.4bn stock-for-stock sale to Prologis. Glazer also advised Gaming and Leisure Properties on its agreement with Eldorado Resorts to purchase Tropicana Entertainment for approximately $1.9bn. New York partner William Weiss (rated for his ‘excellent, nuanced tax advice’) recently advised KIND on its sale of a minority stake to Mars, in a transaction valued at approximately $4bn. Practice chair Neal Sandford is noted for his ‘excellent skills in identifying the issues and developing tax efficient structures that meet the business and operational requirements of each client’.

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