Kim Blanchard is a partner in the firm's Tax department whose practice encompasses a variety of largely international transactions involving corporate acquisitions and mergers, internal restructurings, business formations and joint ventures. Ms. Blanchard also advises domestic, foreign and multinational clients in connection with venture capital investment and fund formation, partnerships, real estate, executive compensation and exempt organization issues.
Ms. Blanchard has lectured and published extensively on topics ranging from international tax planning for US businesses to the special tax issues facing foreign persons, pension plans and other exempt investors who invest in US private equity partnerships and in US real estate.
Ms. Blanchard has been consistently recognized as a leading Tax lawyer by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Best Lawyers in America. In addition, she was named a "Most Highly Regarded" lawyer by Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Corporate Tax 2012 and one of America's "Top 25 Pre-Eminent Tax Lawyers" by The Best of the Best USA 2010.
Ms. Blanchard is a former chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section. As a member of the Tax Section since 1996, she has authored several reports and has participated in the preparation of many others. She is active with the American Bar Association's international tax committees and is a member of both the Tax Forum and the Tax Review paper and discussion groups. Ms. Blanchard is also a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. Most recently, she was nominated to the Editorial Board of the Tax Management International Journal and was invited to be a founding member of Practical Law Company's US advisory board. In addition, Ms. Blanchard is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Indian College Fund (2010-present).