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DLA Piper LLP (US)

2000 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, EAST PALO ALTO, CA 94303-2214, USA
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Work +1 650 833 2000
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Fax +1 650 833 2001
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www.dlapiper.com

Stacy Paz

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Work +1 650 833 2066
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Position

Co-Chair, Transactional Tax Practice; Vice-Office Managing Partner, Silicon Valley

Career

Stacy Paz works with clients to ensure maximum financial benefit and optimum tax treatment, advising them on Federal and state tax issues in mergers and acquisitions (domestic and international), spin-offs, restructurings, limited liability companies and other pass-through entities, liquidations and other significant transactions. In the past four years, Stacy has provided tax counsel on nearly 300 mergers and acquisitions (both taxable and tax-free).

Stacy is a member of the DLA Piper National Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Education

JD, Pepperdine University; BS, The Ohio State University


United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s team mainly advises on M&A transactions for public companies and technology start-ups, but also assists with leverage buyouts in the private fund space and with tax compliance matters for growing companies. Recent matters include New York partners Gerald Rokoff and Drew Young advising Tilman J. Fertitta on his $2.2bn acquisition of the Houston Rockets NBA franchise. Other highlights included Silicon Valley-based Stacy Paz assisting Wind Point Partners with multiple transactions, such as its sale of Novolex to Carlyle Group. New York-based Frank Mugabi advised LLR Partners on various M&A matters, including its stock purchase of Codiscope for $10m. REIT and income taxation specialist Robert LeDuc in Minneapolis is recommended.

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    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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