New York/Washington, June 1, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm News Wire – Dewey Ballantine LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that Todd McArthur has joined the firm’s Tax Department as a partner resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. McArthur joins the firm from the tax practice of KPMG LLP where he was a principal. He has more than 15 years of experience advising clients on transactional tax and tax controversy matters. Prior to joining KPMG in 2002, he was a partner at King & Spalding.
Commenting on his arrival at the firm, McArthur said, “Dewey Ballantine’s preeminence in the tax arena dates back to the time of its founding nearly 100 years ago. I look forward to being a part of the group’s continuing legacy.”
Gordon E. Warnke, co-chair of the Management Committee, and head of its 90-lawyer tax practice, said of the news: “Todd’s arrival and experience dovetails well with the rapid expansion of our private equity practice. Our clients will benefit from the practical approach that Todd brings as both a qualified lawyer and a former principal in a ‘Big 4’ firm.”
Mr. McArthur has extensive experience addressing partnership taxation issues. His transactional tax practice has focused on private equity transactions, strategic joint ventures, domestic and cross border partnerships, and other partnership acquisitions, dispositions and financings.
Mr. McArthur received a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia in 1985. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1990, where he was the managing editor of the Virginia Tax Review. Mr. McArthur is the author of Partnership Transactions – Section 751 Property, a Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Portfolio, one of the more complicated partnership tax provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.
Notes for editors
• Mr. McArthur is the 18th lateral partner to join Dewey Ballantine over the last three months.
• On May 30, Dewey Ballantine announced the opening of a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina to be founded by structured finance partners Jamie Bryant and Todd Stillerman.
• Mr. McArthur joins former KPMG tax alum Abraham “Hap” Shashy, Jr. (also a member of the firm’s Management Committee), who came to Dewey Ballantine’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in January 2006. Mr. Shashy served as Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service from February 1990 to January 1993. Other Washington, D.C. tax partners include Devon Bodoh, Anna-Liza Harris, Andrew Kentz, Felix Laughlin, Joseph Pari and John Salmon (also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee).
• The Firm’s European tax practice was reently shortlisted for the 2007 ‘US tax law firm of the year” award conferred by the prestigious International Tax Review.
About Dewey Ballantine
Dewey Ballantine LLP, an international law firm with approximately 550 lawyers located in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, East Palo Alto, Austin, Charlotte, London, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Milan, Rome and Beijing, was founded in 1909. Through its network of offices, the firm handles some of the largest, most complex corporate transactions, litigation and tax matters in areas such as M&A, private equity, project finance, corporate finance, corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, antitrust, intellectual property, sports law, structured finance and international trade. Industry specializations include energy and utilities, healthcare, insurance, financial services, media, consumer and industrial goods, consumer electronics, technology, telecommunications and transportation.
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