Law Firm Reed Smith Adds Partner with Federal Tax Expertise

Lawfuel – Reed Smith LLP, one of the 15 largest law firms in the world, today announced the addition of Arnold E. Grant as a partner in the Tax, Benefits and Wealth Planning Group. A specialist in U.S. federal income tax matters, Mr. Grant is resident in the firm’s Chicago office.

Mr. Grant was formerly a partner in the Chicago office of McGuire Woods, where his practice focused on the federal tax aspects of complex financial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, partnership and corporate tax planning, private equity and hedge funds, and equipment leasing transactions. He represents both privately held and publicly traded companies.

“The added strength in the firm’s federal income tax practice will be of great benefit to our clients,” said James Tandler, a partner in the Tax Practice. “His background, expertise and experience representing clients in challenging federal transactions adds to our core tax capabilities and will be helpful especially in Chicago where we are seeing a high volume of transactional work.”

In 1984, Mr. Grant earned a J.D. from The University of Chicago School of Law. He earned a BA from Washington University, St Louis, in 1980. He is a member of the Tax sections of the American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association, where he also previously served as Head of the Corporate Tax Division.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to be on the ground floor in helping to build the Midwest tax practice for such a strong and vibrant firm,” said Mr. Grant. “Reed Smith’s commitment to growing its transactional practice throughout the world is impressive and I look forward to being a part of this momentum and growth.”

“Chicago is a major commercial hub, with hundreds of thriving public and private companies in the region,” said Michael LoVallo, Reed Smith’s Chicago Managing Partner. “Reed Smith continues its strategic expansion and increasingly does more and more work for the largest and most successful companies in the world; Arnie is a great addition and a great fit for this office, both personally and professionally. We’re happy to have him on board.”

Mr. Grant is the second highly experienced federal tax professional who has joined Reed Smith this year. In February, Angelo Ciavarella became a member of the firmwide Tax, Benefits and Wealth Planning Group in the firm’s New York City office.

About Reed Smith

Reed Smith is one of the 15 largest law firms in the world, with more than 1,600 lawyers in 23 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its attorneys provide litigation services in multi-jurisdictional matters and other high stake disputes, deliver regulatory counsel, and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising and media, shipping, international trade and commodities, real estate, manufacturing, and education. For more information, visit

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