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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

1285 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10019-6064, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 373 3000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 757 3990
Web:
www.paulweiss.com
Beijing, Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo, Toronto and 2 more

Scott M. Sontag

Tel:
Work 212-373-3015
Email:
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Work Department

Tax, Corporate

Position

http://www.paulweiss.com/professionals/partners-and-counsel/scott-m-sontag.aspx

Education

J.D., New York University School of Law, 1997; B.B.A., University of Michigan - Ross School of Business Administration, 1993


United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP specializes in designing tax strategies and advising clients on various corporate and transactional tax matters, with a focus on the interplay between the US tax system and those of other major financial centres in Canada, Europe and Asia. Jeffrey Samuels and Patrick Karsnitz have been assisting Qualcomm with its subsidiary’s acquisition of Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors. Brad Okun advised Minnesota-based frozen food company Bellisio Foods on its $1.07bn sale to Thailand-based agro-industrial conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Foods, while Scott Sontag acted for Lendlease in its establishment of a $5bn infrastructure joint venture with Japan-based SoftBank to develop telecom infrastructure assets in the US. All attorneys mentioned are based in New York.

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US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s New York tax practice is very deal-oriented and has expertise in M&A, finance, capital markets, private equity and bankruptcy matters. The partners also provide long-term strategic advice to clients. Co-chair Brad Okun served as a key adviser to Apollo Global Management in 2017 and supported the client during the financing of its acquisition of ClubCorp for $2.2bn, while Jeffrey Samuels represented the Tao Group regarding the purchase of a 62.5% equity stake by The Madison Square Garden Company. Another highlight was David Sicular’s advice to WaveDivision Holdings on the $2.36bn sale of Wave Broadband to RCN Telecom Services. Patrick Karsnitz assisted General Atlantic with its minority investment in Torchy’s Tacos. Scott Sontag and David Mayo are also key partners. Richard Bronstein retired at the end of 2016.

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