New York – April 23, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Debev…

New York – April 23, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce that Eric Bérengier has been named International Counsel, resident in the firm’s Paris office, and Naftali T. Leshkowitz has been named Counsel, resident in the firm’s New York office.

Eric Bérengier is a member of the firm’s Tax Department. His experience includes advising corporations and financial institutions on tax-related matters in M&A, capital markets and funds structuring. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Mr. Bérengier was a member of the Tax Department of Slaughter and May in Paris from 2001-2005 and was a Senior Tax Consultant at Ernst & Young in Paris and New York from 1997-2001. He received a Master in Business Law (1995) from the University of Paris II-Assas, a Post-graduate degree in Tax Law (1996) from the Law University of Burgundy, and an international diploma (1996) in European Tax Law from the School of Fiscal Sciences (ICHEC) of Brussels.

Naftali T. Leshkowitz is a member of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department. His practice includes all aspects of trusts and estates work, including estate, tax and personal planning and administration. His practice also includes advising firm clients on the contractual, tax and aviation law issues relating to the ownership and use of privately owned aircraft. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Mr. Leshkowitz was an associate in the Estates and Personal Group of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP from 1998-2003 and was an accountant at Leshkowitz & Company LLP from 1995-1997. He received his J.D. (1997) from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review, and his B.S. (1993) in Accounting from Touro College, and he is a New York licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm, representing a wide range of clients around the world. Founded in 1931, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The firm now has over 650 lawyers, including more than 135 lawyers in Europe. For more information, please visit

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