Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Tax: Corporate & Finance Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Highly experienced tax practitioners with notable strength spanning private equity, restructuring, capital markets and M&A. Acts for a broad client base including technology firms, financial services providers and retailers. Experienced in representing sovereign wealth funds and development finance institutions. Standout adviser in the bankruptcy space and well versed in restructuring and modifications of debt. Also possesses notable cross-border expertise.

Strengths"They are a pleasure to work with," comments an interviewee, adding: "They are collaborative and help us to move things forward quickly."

Sources say: "They really thoroughly research things, they're very well prepared and they have a lot of smart people."

Work highlights Advised Claire's Stores on its $1.3 billion debt equity swap with senior lenders. The matter formed part of the client's Chapter 11 proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Joseph Pari is the cochair of the firm's tax department. He divides his time between the firm's New York and DC offices.