Mary Kuusisto > Proskauer Rose LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Private Funds; Tax
Mary B. Kuusisto is a partner in the Private Funds Group, a member of the Tax Department and head of Proskauer’s London office.
Mary has over 20 years of experience in the private equity industry. She advises clients on structuring and operations of private investment funds globally, with particular experience in tax-related matters. She has represented numerous private investment funds in their formation and operational activities, including venture capital, buyout, distressed debt, mezzanine finance, natural resource, secondary, and funds of funds, as well as geographic and sector specific funds. Mary also advises investment fund managers and general partners with respect to their internal governance, compensation arrangements and economic structures.
Another significant aspect of Mary’s practice involves advising various types of institutional investors on their investments in global private investment funds. Among others, she has advised funds of funds, pension funds, endowments and foundations – both U.S. and non-U.S. – in connection with their alternative investment strategies.
Mary currently represents the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a U.S. trade organization for the venture capital industry, in connection with its legislative agenda and lobbying activities, most notably with respect to the U.S. Congress’s registered investment adviser revisions and carried interest tax proposals.
The group at Proskauer Rose LLP is most noted for its funds tax work, where the team exhibits a strength in cross-border structures. Practice head Robert Gaut has vast experience of a range of matters, including corporate tax structuring, real estate tax and fund formation. Stephen Pevsner focuses on private fund formation and private equity tax, while London office managing partner Mary Kuusisto offers US tax advice for private investment funds with investments in the UK.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Investment fund formation and management > Private funds (including infrastructure funds)
- Finance > Acquisition finance
- Finance > High yield
- Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+