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Mayer Brown

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Mark Leeds

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Work +1 212 506 2499
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Mayer Brown

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Tax Transactions & Consulting

Position

Mark H. Leeds is a Tax Transactions & Consulting partner in Mayer Brown's New York office. His practice is focused on the tax consequences of a variety of capital markets products and strategies, including over-the-counter derivative transactions, swaps, tax-exempt derivatives and strategies for efficient utilization of tax attributes—such as net operating losses. Mark advises on the tax aspects of capital markets, structured finance, derivatives, financial products and insurance transactions and has extensive experience working with both buyers and sellers to develop and structure complex derivatives. A significant portion of his work involves the taxation of financial products and trading strategies engaged in by banks and other financial market participants. He also advises on hedge fund and other investment vehicle formation matters. Mark is a former managing director and senior tax counselor with Deutsche Bank in New York. He also served as the general counsel of a credit derivative company and was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, where he led the capital markets tax practice. A frequent writer and speaker on tax topics affecting the capital markets, Mark is also the editor-in-chief of the monthly publication Derivatives: Financial Products Report.

Education

New York University School of Law, LLM in taxation, 1990; Boston University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 1984; State University of New York at Binghamton, BA, cum laude, 1981


United States: Tax

Financial products

Within: Leading lawyers

Mark Leeds - Mayer Brown

Within: Financial products

Mayer Brown provides an ‘excellent service in terms of time, cost and quality of response’ and the highly rated Mark Leeds is a ‘global leader in the tax aspects of financial products and an excellent source of tax information’. The team works across offices in New York, Chicago and Charlotte for a broad range of clients, including CarVal Investors, Societe Generale and Macquarie Group. Recently the team advised NationStar Mortgage on the tax aspects of the $400m securitization of a pool of non-performing reverse mortgages. Another highlight was advising Ally Bank on an offshore Irish issuing vehicle for a $535m securitization of US receivables to access foreign markets. Key partners include Chicago-based George Craven and Steven Garden, Jeffrey Cantrell in Charlotte, and New York’s Michael Marion. The firm’s ambitions in this area were demonstrated by the recruitment of two extremely well-regarded partners from Morrison & Foerster LLP, leading lawyer Thomas Humphreys in New York, and Remmelt Reigersman in Palo Alto.

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