Mr Brad R. Okun > Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1285 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY 10019-6064
United States
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Work Department

Corporate, Private Equity Transactions, Tax

Position

http://www.paulweiss.com/professionals/partners-and-counsel/brad-r-okun.aspx

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1985 cum laude; B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1982 summa cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

(Leading lawyers)

Brad OkunPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP‘s tax team works closely with the firm’s corporate, finance and employment departments to provide its clients with comprehensive and holistic tax advice. A major development over the past year was the hire of Robert Holo, who had previously led the tax group at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Holo joined the team in March 2020 and is a significant addition to the partnership. The practice group is jointly led by Brad Okun and Scott Sontag, who advises PE clients on the tax aspects of M&A and portfolio restructurings, and also has experience of REIT formation and taxation. Other names to note include David Mayo, who advises on corporate and partnership taxation, and Opportunity funds, and David Sicular, who advises on a huge range of transactional tax matters and also advises on the tax aspects of bankruptcies and restructurings. All named lawyers are based in New York.

United States > Tax > International tax

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP‘s tax group works in close conjunction with the firm’s corporate, finance, securities, private equity and restructuring lawyers to provide comprehensive advice on high-value cross-border transactions. Highlights over the past year included Jeffrey Samuels advising Ingersoll-Rand on the merger of its industrial business with Gardner Denver Holdings, and David Sicular advising a group of secured noteholders on the multi-jurisdictional restructuring of Toys “R” Us. Also of note, the practice group was further strengthened in 2020 by the arrival of Robert Holo, who previously headed the tax group at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. The tax department is chaired by Scott Sontag and Brad Okun. All listed attorneys are based in New York.