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Joseph Opich

Paul Hastings LLP

Work Department

Partner, Tax Department

Position

Joseph Opich is a partner in the Tax practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. He practices in the areas of federal and state tax law, finance, real estate and securities law. Mr. Opich concentrates his practice in analyzing the tax issues arising in real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions of business entities, including leveraged transactions, the organization and restructuring of joint ventures, capital markets transactions and tax issues affecting the investments of tax-exempt organizations. He regularly advises both real estate investment trusts and other investment funds in their formation and transactional activity.

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1987 (cum laude, Journal of Law Reform, Contributing Editor) University of Michigan Ann Arbor, A.B., 1982 (with distinction)


United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

Paul Hastings LLP’s international tax group is an invaluable component of the firm's corporate transactional practice. The team recently advised Aviation Investors International on the tax aspects of the sale of a portfolio of domestic and offshore aircraft management capabilities to Global Atlantic Finance for $300m. Elsewhere, Joseph Opich assisted Elanco with complex tax matters related to its agreement to purchase a biopharmaceutical asset portfolio as well as a manufacturing and R&D site from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica for $900m. David Makso is also notable and specializes in cross-border, capital markets and leveraged finance deals. Aforementioned lawyers are New York based. Also noted are Douglas Schaaf in Orange County, Ziemowit Smulkowski  in Chicago and Thomas Wisialowski in Palo Alto.

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US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

From its multiple offices across the nation, Paul Hastings LLP handles tax issues in relation to real estate, M&A, financing transactions including capital markets deals, and private equity matters. In Houston, Greg Nelson is advising Osprey Energy Acquisition Corp on its acquisition of Royal Resources structured as an UP-C transaction, while Los Angeles partner Michael Haun assisted Haim Saban with the structuring of the sale of the Power Rangers brand to Hasbro for $522m. Based in Orange County, Douglas Schaaf advises on the issuance of financial instruments, and has expertise in the private equity space, and Thomas Wisialowski in Palo Alto is a key figure for the structuring of venture capital and real estate transactions. Other recommended partners include Ziemowit Smulkowski in Chicago, and New York-based Joseph Opich and David Makso, the latter of whom made partner in February 2018. Active clients include Silver 8 Partners, Lexington Realty Trust and APG.

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