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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Tax


Patrick Fenn focuses on the tax aspects of a variety of domestic and multi-jurisdictional investment vehicles, including private equity funds, hedge funds and credit funds, and investments by foreign sovereigns, and on the tax aspects of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships, restructurings, corporate finance and financial instruments. He co-heads the firm’s Tax Group and was a founding partner of the firm’s New York office in April 1993.

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BA, University of Virginia, with honors, 1977; JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1982

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Fielding teams across several major regional hubs, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is widely praised by clients for its capabilities in big-ticket corporate deals and restructurings, working with a diverse array of entities from the worlds of asset management, energy, entertainment, and consumer goods. In New York, practice co-heads Stuart E Leblang  and Patrick B Fenn are recommended for their respective expertise in regulatory frameworks and acquisition structuring, while Olivier De Moor is noted for his investment fund capabilities.  In Texas, Houston-based Alison Chen  anchors the firm’s MLP tax offering, working with various energy sector players on transactions and restructurings. Shariff Barakat, a domestic infrastructure and renewable energy tax specialist, joined the Washington DC office from Nixon Peabody LLP in September 2021, and Julia Pashin the Dallas office from Shearman & Sterling LLP in early 2022. Ron Nardini and Stuart Sinclaire have left the practice.