Elliot Freier leads Irell & Manella’s Tax group. He focuses on federal and California taxation of corporations, partnerships and individuals, with an emphasis on taxation of merger and acquisition transactions, bankruptcy and workout taxation for debtors and creditors, and federal and California tax controversy representation. Mr. Freier counsels clients on the taxation of transactions in multiple sectors, including high tech, medical devices, media and retail, among others. He has substantial experience advising private equity clients on the tax implications of large and highly complex transactions.
As an authority on taxation and business, Mr. Freier frequently speaks on tax topics and he has published widely on tax planning and tax issues related to bankruptcy and transactions. He is also active in the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, where he has chaired several subcommittees, task forces and a committee on business tax matters.
Mr. Freier earned his J.D. from Yale Law School. He earned his B.A. in Economics with highest distinction from University of Virginia, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.