Mr Ira Bogner > Proskauer Rose LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Proskauer Rose LLP
11 TIMES SQUARE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-8299
United States
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Work Department

Tax

Position

Ira G. Bogner is the immediate former chair of Proskauer’s Tax Department and a member of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group and is currently a member of Proskauer’s Executive Committee. Ira represents a varied list of clients, including financial service companies, entertainment industry clients, and tax-exempt organizations, and also actively represents individual executives in executive compensation matters.

Ira counsels clients with respect to the tax, securities law disclosure, corporate governance, stock exchange and other requirements relevant to executive compensation arrangements. Ira also provides advice regarding equity arrangements, employment agreements, change in control agreements and all other types of executive compensation arrangements, including guidance regarding “409A,” “162m,” “457A,” and “280G.”

Ira frequently is called on to structure and analyze alternative investments for pension trusts and other exempt organizations. He also works with the Firm’s corporate and real estate lawyers in structuring and maintaining investment funds that include participation by pension plans. Through his work in the investment fund area Ira has obtained substantial experience in applying the rules provided under the “plan asset” regulations, including the operation of venture capital operating companies and real estate operating companies. He has assisted in the formation of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds, including “fund of funds.” Ira also has advised clients on both avoiding ERISA “plan asset” status and operating an investment fund in accordance with ERISA.

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.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Proskauer Rose LLP is highly regarded for its capabilities in fund formation tax structuring, routinely advising on complex, high-value ventures for a myriad of blue-chip entities. Practice head Ira Bogner leads the team on a host of big-ticket acquisitions, divestitures, and investments for clients from the worlds of media, healthcare, logistics, private equity, banking, and financial services. David Miller is recommended for his diverse sector focus and a far-reaching skillset that spans financial instruments and derivatives, corporate partnerships, and private foundations. In addition to her expertise in private investment funds, Amanda Nussbaum maintains a robust sports law focus, working with various teams and leagues on the full gamut of tax issues. In Boston, Arnold May and Jeremy Naylor‘s private equity-focused practice sees the pair advising institutional investors, governmental investors, and pension trusts on investments, joint ventures, and  internal organization matters. Promoted to partner in November 2021, Janicelynn Park assists clients with secondary transactions and investment partnerships across various asset classes. All named lawyers are based in New York unless noted otherwise.

United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

The team at Proskauer Rose LLP acts for public companies, private equity firms and C-suite executives across the retail, financial services, food and beverage, entertainment and technology sectors in M&A and IPOs. Andrea Rattner handles a broad range of matters, including golden parachute issues, equity-based compensation and retention plans, as well as severance agreements, while Ira Bogner is noted for his expertise in ERISA fiduciary mandates. Elsewhere, Los Angeles-based Colleen Hart focuses on securities and tax-related work, and Michael Album advises on compensation and equity arrangements. The team, for which Paul Hamburger is a key contact, welcomed David Teigman from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in September 2021, while Joshua Miller departed in March 2021. All named attorneys are based in New York, unless stated otherwise.