Mr Saul Rudo > Katten > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

CHICAGO, IL 60661-3693
United States

Work Department

Transactional Tax Planning


When middle-market businesses or PE firms structure mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, spinoffs and management compensation agreements, their leaders call Saul Rudo. While Saul leads teams to efficiently and effectively get to closings, he focuses on the future as much as the present, designing deals that keep his clients in optimal after-tax positions for years to come.

As the lead attorney on his matters, Saul offers his clients direct access to his structuring and “market” advice, without engaging in a game of “telephone” through layers of attorneys. Given his vast experience in the field, Saul delivers suggestions that are practical and “market” in nature, and that solve issues efficiently for all parties. As a result, his deals advance steadily toward closing.

Saul represents middle-market private equity firms, family offices and closely held businesses typically of up to $1 billion in value. In addition to his extensive M&A work, Saul advises on the business structuring and tax implications of venture capital and start-up transactions, management compensation arrangements and fund formations.


JD, Harvard Law School, 1983; BS, University of Illinois, 1980

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Under the leadership of transactional tax chair Saul Rudo, Katten is well-placed to handle the tax aspects of M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, management compensation arrangements, and fund formations. Rudo is further experienced in the establishment and operation of family offices. Federal income tax expert Valentina Famparska often works in close collaboration with the firm’s healthcare, sports, financial services, and trusts and estates groups on various tax matters. All named individuals are based in Chicago.