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Ziemowit Smulkowski

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Paul Hastings LLP

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Corporate/ Tax

Position

Ziemowit T. Smulkowski is a partner in the Tax practice at Paul Hastings in the Chicago office. Mr. Smulkowski concentrates his practice in federal income tax issues related to all aspects of private equity backed investments, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funds, real estate investments, and management compensation. He works extensively with the firm’s Corporate, Commercial Finance, and Real Estate practices. Mr. Smulkowski representative transactions include acquisitions and dispositions of businesses for both financial and strategic investors, cross-border investments, and debt and equity investments in real estate joint ventures. He has successfully represented senior and mezzanine lenders, sellers of closely held businesses, and management teams in connection with the acquisition or disposition of their employers. Mr. Smulkowski also works with the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice on various tax controversy matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Smulkowski worked in the Chicago offices of a multinational law firm for over twelve years and before that Coopers and Lybrand LLP (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Member

Mr. Smulkowski serves on the Board of Trustees of Holy Trinity High School Mr. Smulkowski is a frequent speaker on tax related matters

Education

Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1996 Loyola University Chicago, B.A., 1993


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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