Stuart E. Leblang

Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Stuart E. Leblang

Stuart E. Leblang

Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Biography

* Leading U.S. tax lawyer for domestic and international transaction matters.
* Serves as co-head of Akin Gump’s tax practice.
* Handles a range of regulatory tax issues.

Practice

Stuart Leblang’s practice includes planning and negotiating domestic and international business transactions, corporate and financial tax counseling and representing clients on tax legislative and policy issues before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Treasury and other federal agencies. He also focuses on various investment fund matters and is known for very creative solutions to complex structuring issues.

Stuart served as Associate International Tax Counsel at the U.S. Department of Treasury. While there, he was involved in legislative and regulatory developments in the international arena. He initiated and developed a number of international provisions contained in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, including those relating to foreign tax credits, passive foreign investment companies and the taxation of foreign investors.

Stuart also played a central role in the creation and development of the international tax provisions contained in President Clinton’s 1998 Budget Proposal and a number of international regulatory projects. He has spoken intensively on issues relating to international tax policy.

In addition to his legislative activities at the Treasury, Stuart was responsible for initiating and implementing a number of tax regulatory projects, including those relating to foreign tax credits, hybrid entities, passive foreign investment companies and cross-border derivative transactions.

He also was integrally involved in other completed and ongoing regulatory projects, including projects relating to the subpart F consequences of hybrid entity structures, the sourcing of losses on sales of personal property, the treatment of step-down preferred stock transactions, the taxation of financial asset securitization investment trusts (FASITs), corporate tax shelter requirements and interest expense allocations. Stuart also participated in a number of negotiations with current and prospective U.S. tax treaty partners.



Recognition

* Chambers USA, Tax, 2010 to 2018.
* Chambers Global, Tax, 2018.
* The Legal 500 US, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds, 2016.

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Number of Awards

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Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Education
JD, James KENT Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1990
B.A.
Class of 1987
Memberships
Coordinator
Prior

The Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Moot Court Program consists of the first-year Foundation Program, the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Honors Competition, and other national competitions. Each provides students with the opportunity to develop their written and oral advocacy skills. Upperclass students also compete in prestigious international mooting competitions in EU law, international commercial arbitration, and international law.

Career History
Partner
Current

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP provides legal services. It represents individuals and corporations in civil and criminal fraud investigations in which they face the potential loss of freedom and damage to their reputations. The company's areas of practice includes appellate, litigation, business & commercial litigation, dispute resolution, government contracts, internal investigations, labor and employment, oil and gas patent, trademark and copyright infringement, product liability and toxic tort securities litigation. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Associate International Tax Counsel
Prior

The Department of the Treasury is an executive department and the treasury of the United States federal government. It was established by an Act of Congress in 1789 to manage government revenue. The Department is administered by the Secretary of the Treasury, who is a member of the Cabinet.

Boards & Committees
Member, Management Committee
Current
Political Donations
$1,000
2013
$1,000
2012
Transactions
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Blackstone Core Equity Management Associates LLC purchases SESAC, Inc. from Rizvi Traverse Management LLC

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Performance Equity Management LLC, S.A.C. Re Ltd. /Private Group purchase S.A.C. Re Ltd. from S.A.C. Capital Advisors LP, Exploration Bermuda Holdings LLC resulting in a new company Hamilton Re Ltd.

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York Capital Management (Private Equity) purchases Primus Telecom Grp, Inc. /North American Retail Telecom Ops from HC2 Holdings, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2012
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Tax
2011
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Tax
2010
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Tax
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