NEW YORK, December 17, 2018: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Joseph M. Pari has joined the Firm as a partner and Co-Chair of Weil’s global Tax Department, and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., and New York offices.
“We are excited to welcome Joe to the Firm,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “He is one of the most well-known tax lawyers in the country, advising on corporate M&A, spinoffs and other complex transactions. His experience leading a global team of tax practitioners bolsters Weil’s exceptional Tax practice and is a huge asset for our clients.”
“Joe is an elite tax practitioner, bringing 30 years of broad and innovative expertise,” commented Paul Wessel, Co-Chair of Weil’s Tax Department and head of its Executive Compensation and Benefits Group. “I’ve known Joe throughout his career and have practiced with him previously. His reputation in the tax bar is second to none. He is a tremendous addition to Weil and a great leader for our Tax practice.”
“Joe is an important complement to the Firm’s preeminent global Corporate practice,” noted Michael Aiello, Chairman of Weil’s global Corporate Department. “His vast experience and sophisticated knowledge of complex transactional tax matters is unmatched in the marketplace.”
Mr. Pari joins Weil from KPMG LLP, where he was the National Principal-in-Charge of Washington National Tax. His practice focuses on the federal income taxation issues related to domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and other divestiture strategies, internal restructurings, bankruptcy workouts, and consolidated return matters. He has particular experience advising on corporate tax planning and transactional matters. Prior to joining KPMG LLP in 2013, he was a partner at another major law firm.
Mr. Pari commented: “I am excited to return to private practice and be a part of Weil’s outstanding global Tax practice. I look forward to working with Weil’s talented tax, corporate and restructuring lawyers around the world. It has also been my privilege to lead Washington National Tax at KPMG and I look forward to opportunities to partner with the firm in my new role.”
About Weil’s Tax Practice
Weil’s Tax practice, mirroring the Firm’s profile, is global in scope. Our lawyers are broadly recognized as among the best in the field. Our more than 70 lawyers located throughout our U.S. and European offices regularly work with multinational clients and private equity sponsors to navigate the often complex tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions that cross national borders. Our Tax lawyers in the United States advise both U.S. companies investing abroad and non-U.S. investors in the United States. Similarly, our Tax lawyers in London, Paris, Munich, Frankfurt and Warsaw advise local clients on the national tax impacts of their international transactions. We pride ourselves on working together as one integrated team.
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.