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Deborah L Paul

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Tax: Corporate - USA

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Deborah Paul focuses her practice on the tax elements of big-ticket corporate transactions. "She's at the top of the game - she's terrific, " comments one interviewee, adding: "She's terribly smart, technically sound and a very good communicator." Another says: "She's a deal junkie and a real leader of the state Bar. She's a force of nature."
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Focuses on the tax aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spinoffs and financial instruments.

Career

Partner in the Tax Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and elected in 2000.

Debbie has been the principal tax lawyer on numerous domestic and cross-border transactions, including strategic acquisitions and private equity buyouts, in a wide array of industries, including telecommunications, oil and gas, food, defense and energy.

Debbie is a frequent speaker at Practising Law Institute, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and New York City Bar Association conferences on tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and related topics.

Prior to joining Wachtell Lipton in 1997, Ms. Paul was an assistant professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (1995-1997) and an acting assistant professor at New York University School of Law (1994-1995).

Professional Memberships

Active member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Personal

Debbie received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1986, a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1989 and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law in 1994.

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