Afshin Beyzaee > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Los Angeles (Downtown), United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
550 SOUTH HOPE STREET
SUITE 2400
LOS ANGELES, CA 90071-2678
United States
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Work Department

Tax; Corporate; Media, Sport and Entertainment

Position

Partner

Career

Afshin Beyzaee brings together a deep understanding of both corporate and tax issues to provide his clients with holistic solutions to their business and transactional needs.

Clients regularly look to Afshin for his innovative and creative approaches to overcoming structural roadblocks and his understanding of the corporate, tax and business issues they confront. Afshin helps clients navigate tax issues that arise in an array of different business contexts. His extensive experience in addressing tax issues in mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, financial distress, real estate and other business contexts allows him to help clients structure their affairs in a tax-efficient manner and avoid costly pitfalls.

He also regularly advises companies and service providers on the issues associated with establishing tax-favored “profits interest” arrangements and issuing them to service providers.

His clients have included publicly traded and privately held corporations, S corporations, partnerships, business trusts, limited liability companies, private equity and real estate funds, real estate developers, financial institutions and trade associations.

Education

J.D., Harvard University; A.B., University of Michigan

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s ‘extremely knowledgeable’ tax group is able to draw upon its ‘strong relationships around the world’ to assist multinational corporations with transactional and operational needs, such as public mid-market M&A, post-merger integration, transfer pricing analysis and APAs as well as global tax structuring. New York partners Philip Rogers, Frank Mugabi and Maruti Narayan assisted with the post-acquisition integration following Moody’s Corporation’s multi-jurisdictional $3.5bn acquisition of Bureau van Dijk. In another highlight, New York-based Drew Young and Jonathan Klein advised Hong Kong-based Far East Consortium International on the closing and post-closing structuring analysis following its take-private acquisition of Trans World Corporation. Transactional practice co-chair Stacy Paz in Silicon Valley and Chicago-based Andrew Weil advised Rolls Royce Power Systems on the $850m sale of L’Orange to Woodward Inc. Co-chair Gerald Rokoff in New York has ‘vast experience in implementing tax-efficient structures’. Afshin Beyzaee joined the Century City office following the merger with boutique Los Angeles practice, Liner. SeoJung Park in Silicon Valley was promoted to partner in April 2018.