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Proskauer Rose LLP
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-8299
United States
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Stephen Severo is a partner in Proskauer’s Tax Department. Stephen represents corporate, private equity and investment fund clients in connection with all tax-related aspects of their businesses, including fund formation, secondary transactions, taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, tax-free spin-offs, taxable divestitures, domestic and cross-border bank financing arrangements, investments, partnerships and joint ventures, debt restructurings, securities issuances and REIT and other specialized real estate transactions. He provides tax advice and planning for U.S. inbound and outbound investments, including treatment of U.S. shareholders under the PFIC and CFC regimes, foreign tax credit issues, treaty issues and reporting obligations. Additionally, he provides ongoing federal income tax counsel to clients in connection with tax structuring and strategy to minimize tax liability and effective tax rate, improve tax efficiencies, and ensure proper tax treatment and reporting.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Stephen was an associate in the tax department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > International tax

The team at Proskauer Rose LLP is particularly strong on cross-border tax structuring, finance, and fund formation. In New York, practice head Ira Bogner advises on tax aspects of executive compensation arrangements. He works alongside David Miller, an expert in taxation of financial instruments; Martin Hamilton, a key resource regarding cross-border investments; and Amanda Nussbaum, a specialist in tax structuring of real estate transactions. In Boston, Arnold May, Stephen Severo, and Scott Jones advise private equity fund managers on fund-raising and investments. Corporate tax expert Robert Friedman joined from Troutman Pepper in October 2021 while international fund formation specialist Daniel Paulos joined from KPMG in September 2021. Janicelynn Park was promoted to partner in November 2021, and focuses on tax implications for private investment funds.