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Laura M Barzilai

New York, USA USA Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
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Laura Barzilai is the global leader of the firm's tax, employee benefits and executive compensation group. She offers broad expertise in tax issues, spanning complex corporate transactions and work involving the insurance sector.
"Laura provides excellent and practical advice in very complex areas of tax law." "Laura is our preferred tax adviser. She is responsive, knowledgeable, and understands us. We trust her with our most complex and impactful deals."
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LAURA BARZILAI is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and global leader of the Tax practice. She is a transactional tax and tax controversy lawyer with more than 30 years of experience. Her clients include Fortune 100 companies, U.S. and non-U.S. privately held companies, insurance companies, banks, private equity funds and sovereign wealth funds. Laura’s practice focuses on federal income tax matters, advising clients in the areas of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations, joint ventures, restructurings and other major transactions. Laura also advises insurance companies on the federal income tax aspects of alternative risk transfer transactions, including offerings of insurance-linked securities and formations of sidecars, and she represents clients in the federal income tax aspects of the formation of funds that invest in insurance-linked securities.

Laura is ranked in Chambers USA 2013–2021 in Tax, in which she is described as “willing to take a stand and can guide you to the right answer very effectively.” Clients also highlight her “industry knowledge, strong technical skills and genuine focus on client service.” They say that, “she really makes an effort to understand the client, which results in higher-quality, more effective advice.” In 2022, Laura was named a finalist in IFLR’s Women in Business Law Awards for the Tax Lawyer of the Year. She was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (2012–2022) in the field of tax and has been named to Who’s Who Legal for Corporate Tax. In 2019, Laura was included in Crain’s 2nd Annual Notable Women in Law list.

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Laura is a member and previous New York chair of Sidley’s Committee on Retention and Promotion of Women. In addition, Laura is a member of Tax Review of New York City. Laura also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Federation for Aging Research, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research. She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

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