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Amanda Nussbaum

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Amanda Nussbaum is a partner in the Tax Department and also is a member of the Private Investment Funds Group. Her practice concentrates on planning for and the structuring of domestic and international private investment funds, including venture capital, buyout, real estate and hedge funds, as well as advising those funds on investment activities and operational issues. She also represents many types of investors, including tax-exempt and non-U.S. investors, with their investments in private investment funds. She also counsels both sports teams and sports leagues with a broad range of tax issues.

United States: Finance

Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

Within: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

Proskauer Rose LLP’s ‘very responsive’ team represents a range of not-for-profit clients, particularly in the healthcare, higher education, sports, and arts and entertainment sectors. Richard Zall and other partners in the healthcare team act for clients in matters including joint ventures, fundraising and charitable trusts. The roster includes Hospital for Special Surgery, Clinton Health Access Initiative and Northwell Health. In the sports space, ‘practical and creative’ tax lawyer Amanda Nussbaum and corporate partner Jon Oram are serving as legal counsel and strategic adviser to the Los Angeles 2028 Organizing Committee following the city’s successful bid to host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The firm also handles work for the Big East Conference and Pac-12 Conference. The labor and employment team acts for a number of not-for-profit clients in the arts, media and cultural industries, as well as handling matters including discrimination and unionization for higher education institutions. All named attorneys are based in New York.

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United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds

Within: Alternative/hedge funds

Proskauer Rose LLPprovides smart and reasonable advice, applying the law rather than just knowing it’. Practice head Christopher Wells (who is ‘a first-rate lawyer with excellent common sense’) advised Hong Kong-based MTI Management on forming MegaTrust Yangtze Fund, which aims to invest in Chinese A-shares, and Robert Leonard (who is ‘exceptional - he has good common sense and is clear-thinking, providing non-wordy documentation’) advised Red Cedar Management on launching a new long-short fund. Other names to note include Michael Mavrides, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable about the law and important developments impacting the industry’ (he works with Maxim Capital Group), and tax partner Amanda Nussbaum, who is ‘also a star - she is very useful for understanding new tax rules’. Other clients include Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Maverick Capital and Hosking Partners. All named lawyers are located in New York.

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United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: Leading lawyers

Amanda Nussbaum - Proskauer Rose LLP

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Proskauer Rose LLP’s ‘first-rate’ tax team is ‘extremely responsive, proactive, efficient and user-friendly’. Clients appreciate the lawyers’ ‘superior technical knowledge’, as well as their private equity and M&A expertise. Other areas of activity include capital markets, REITs, the financing of sports teams, healthcare, fund formation and advice to tax-exempt entities. Martin Hamilton and Stuart Rosow assisted Spanish healthcare company Grifols with several transactions, including the $6.3bn financing used to acquire the NAT blood donor screening unit from Hologic. David Miller, who is ‘top of the field in the financial instruments area’, advised Waypoint Capital, an investor in SimpliVity, on Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s $650m acquisition of SimpliVity. The ‘invaluableAmanda Nussbaum, who ‘looks out for the client’s needs during negotiations’, advised Church & Dwight on its $1bn acquisition of Water Pik, while ‘careful, methodical thinker’ Anne Kim advised on the $4bn acquisition of American Capital by client Ares Management. Malcolm Hochenberg made partner at the beginning of 2018. All mentioned practitioners, except Kim in Los Angeles, are based in New York.

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