Mr Jared Rusman > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Jared Rusman’s practice spans all aspects of corporate and partnership tax matters, with a particular emphasis on the tax aspects of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, divestitures, spin-offs and split-offs for public and private companies.


Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 2017 to present; Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, 2007-2017; Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, 2002-2007.


Georgetown University, B.S., Business Administration, summa cum laude, 1991; New York University School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1994; Note and Comment Editor of the New York University Law Review.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

The ‘excellent and business savvy’ tax department at Kirkland & Ellis LLP demonstrate ‘impressive knowledge of the market and latest developments’ and is able to ‘communicate technical tax issues effectively to non-tax practitioners’. M&A and private equity transactions, fund formation, real estate and restructuring are key areas of activity, and recent mandates in these areas included Chicago partners Gregory Gallagher, Polina Liberman and Jeff Ekeberg handling several matters on behalf of Bain Capital Private Equity, including the sale of BMC Software to KKR for approximately $8bn and its recapitalization of TriTech Software Systems. Gallagher is also advising iHeartMedia on restructuring and bankruptcy matters. Jared Rusman and Vin Thorn in New York are advising General Motors on a $2.3bn investment by the SoftBank Vision Fund in General Motors’ autonomous vehicle business. In another highlight from the same office, Sara Zablotney and Dean Shulman, ‘both well-rounder tax experts with superb business-acumen’, advised Wyndham Worldwide on the sale of its European vacation rental business to Platinum Equity for approximately $1.3bn, the $1.9bn cash purchase of La Quinta Holdings and the spin-off of the hotel business to become two separate publicly traded companies. Shulman and Todd Maynes co-chair the practice, which has recently added Devin Heckman and Karen Lee to its Palo Alto office from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, respectively; Lane Morgan and David Wheat joined the newly opened Dallas office from KPMG in the summer of 2018. Other arrivals include Josh McLane in Los Angeles from CareTrust REIT in December 2017, Scott Cockerham in Washington DC from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in July 2018, and Alec Campbell and Marguerite Lombardo, who joined the Boston office from Proskauer Rose LLP in April 2018.