Tom Geraghty > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089
United States

Work Department

Tax; Private Equity




Tom advises clients on structuring and tax aspects of complex domestic and cross-border business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (including SPAC and up-C structures), joint ventures, public and private offerings of securities, debt and equity restructurings, real estate transactions, the organization and operation of investment funds, and investments in cryptocurrency and digital assets.


J.D., Yale Law School; B.A., St. John’s University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > Financial products

DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s transactional tax team of ‘consummate problem solvers‘ is known for advising foreign-based investors in the US on cutting edge investment structures minimizing US tax effectively-connected-income risk and withholding tax risks, as well as assisting overseas asset managers expanding into the US, with particular expertise in CLOs. The group is co-led by New York’s Gerald Rokoff, who is praised by clients for his ‘unique ability to forge viable solutions to the most vexing issues’; and Silicon Valley’s Stacy Paz, who has significant transactional tax experience. Chicago’s Tom Geraghty has a strong roster of US and non-US investor clients which he advises across asset classes on the tax aspects of debt and equity instruments. In New York, Witold Jurewicz focuses on the funds space.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Drawing on its sizeable national presence, DLA Piper LLP (US)’s transactional tax team regularly advises on consequential deals for a diverse mix of corporate entities, middle-market private equity firms, and real estate investors. Silicon Valley-based practice co-head Stacy Paz handles a significant volume of M&A transactions, SPACs, and emergent company investments for clients in tech, media, and financial services while in New York, practice co-head Gerald Rokoff is noted for his expertise in financial and insurance products, and is sought out by both asset managers and entertainment industry players for his tax advisory capabilities. Chicago-based Tom Geraghty focuses on fund sponsors and investment advisors. Boston-based associates John Wei and Kurtis Weaver are also recommended.  Afshin Beyzaee  has left the practice, while David Plewa has retired.