Ms Amanda Nussbaum > Proskauer Rose LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Proskauer Rose LLP
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-8299
United States
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Amanda H. Nussbaum is the chair of Proskauer’s Tax Department as well as a member of the Private Funds Group. Her practice concentrates on planning for and the structuring of domestic and international private investment funds, including venture capital, buyout, real estate and hedge funds, as well as advising those funds on investment activities and operational issues. She also represents many types of investors, including tax-exempt and non-U.S. investors, with their investments in private investment funds. Business partners through our clients’ biggest challenges, Amanda is a part of Proskauer’s cross-disciplinary, cross-jurisdictional Coronavirus Response Team helping to shape the guidance and next steps for clients impacted by the pandemic.

Amanda has significant experience structuring taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and stock and debt offerings. She also counsels both sports teams and sports leagues with a broad range of tax issues.

In addition, Amanda advises not-for-profit clients on matters such as applying for and maintaining exemption from federal income tax, minimizing unrelated business taxable income, structuring joint ventures and partnerships with taxable entities and using exempt and for-profit subsidiaries.

Amanda has co-authored with Howard Lefkowitz and Steven Devaney the New York Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual, which is published by Data Trace Publishing Co.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

(Leading lawyers)

Amanda NussbaumProskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP is experienced in all areas of corporate and financial taxation, including demanding national stand-alone matters as well as major transactions. Blue-chip entities turn to the firm for its reputation in fund formation tax structuring, where it is sought out on complex, high-value ventures. Beyond formation across the fund lifecycle, the team is also well-placed to handle debt finance transactions related to leveraged buyouts, distressed debt acquisitions and recapitalizations, including hedge funds, credit and opportunity funds, and alternative finance lenders. Practice head Amanda Nussbaum’s expertise spans M&A, real estate and capital markets, often working in close conjunction with the firm’s sports law group. David Miller’s practice focuses on financial instruments and derivatives, with deep experience across the banking, pharmaceutical, life sciences, real estate, technology, and energy sectors. Martin Hamilton handles corporate, partnership, and international tax matters, while Boston-based partners Scott Jones and Arnold May oversee tax planning mandates for private equity fund managers. Other recommended individuals include Jeremy Naylor and Jamiel Poindexter, both of whom are also based in Boston. All named individuals are located in New York unless stated otherwise.

United States > Tax > International tax

Proskauer Rose LLP works on the full range of tax issues including advising on cross-border structuring issues, transfer pricing considerations, asset and business migrations, anti-deferral regimes and tax treaty benefits. The New York-based team is particularly well-versed in transactional taxation counsel, providing advice on capital raising and financing transactions in addition to restructuring matters. Amanda Nussbaum heads the practice and is experienced in the structuring of international private investment funds. David Miller covers the taxation of financial instruments and derivatives while Martin Hamilton handles US corporate, partnership and international tax matters. Mary Kuusisto advises clients with respect to their internal governance and economic structures.

United States > Tax > Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

Key names among Proskauer Rose LLP ‘s diverse client base include the Women’s Tennis Association and The Museum of Modern Art, and more generally the group represents a wide variety of public charities and private foundations, as well as not-for-profit organizations in a range of sectors. Amanda Nussbaum in New York is at the helm of the group alongside Seth Safra in Washington DC and is known for advising not-for-profit clients on matters such as gaining exemption from federal income tax, keeping down unrelated business taxable income, and structuring joint ventures and partnerships with taxable entities. Safra, as a member of the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation group, is adept at advising nonprofit employers on executive employment issues, signifying a wider strength of the group. Another key lawyer is New York-based David Miller, a member of the firm’s tax department, who advises numerous not-for-profit clients day-to-day on tax related issues.