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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Scott M. Sontag

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Tax, Corporate

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http://www.paulweiss.com/professionals/partners-and-counsel/scott-m-sontag.aspx

Education

J.D., New York University School of Law, 1997; B.B.A., University of Michigan - Ross School of Business Administration, 1993


United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP's international tax practice is led by Brad Okun and Scott Sontag. Okun is advising global silicones and advanced materials company MPM Holdings on its $3.1bn acquisition by a three-party investor group, and Sontag advised Sydney-based Lendlease, an international construction, development and infrastructure company, on its real estate joint venture with Australian pension fund First State Super. Sontag also worked with Jeffrey Samuels to advise a domestic biopharmaceutical company on its multibillion-dollar sale to a global pharma company. Brian Grieve and Lindsay Parks were made partner in January 2018.

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US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP's 'preeminent tax practice' has expertise in M&A, securities and private equity transactions. Recent highlights include Scott M. Sontag and Jeffrey Samuels advising IBM on its $34bn acquisition of Red Hat, and Brad R. Okun assisting ADT with its $1.5bn IPO. Samuels also acted for Honeywell in relation to the tax-free spin-off its Turbocharger business. In other highlights, David R. Sicular advised Oak Hill Capital Partners, GI Partners and Wave Broadband’s management team on the $2.3bn sale of Wave Broadband to RCN Telecom Services, a nationwide broadband service provider controlled by TPG. Also recommended is David W. Mayo, who advised the independent directors of Perry Ellis International and American & Efird on M&A deals. Brian Grieve and Lindsay Parks were promoted to partner in January 2018. All partners are based in New York.

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