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Alessandra K. Murata

Goodwin Procter LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA

Alessandra Murata is a partner in Goodwin’s ERISA + Executive Compensation Practice. Working with public and private companies, with a focus on those in the technology, life sciences, private equity and REIT sectors, Ms. Murata counsels organizations and management on executive compensation and benefits issues arising through mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, venture capital and leveraged buyout transactions and other transformative corporate events.

Ms. Murata regularly advises public and private companies on the adoption, revision and negotiation of executive employment and severance arrangements. She counsels clients regarding equity compensation arrangements for corporations and partnerships, compliance with tax rules relating to deferred compensation, tax planning with respect to the excise tax on excess parachute payments, limits on the deductibility of executive compensation and SEC rules governing executive compensation disclosure and reporting.

Ms. Murata’s recent work advising clients on executive compensation matters includes:

  • DCT Industrial Trust Inc. on its $8.4 billion acquisition by Prologis, Inc.
  • Surface Oncology on its $119.5 million initial public offering
  • Planet Payment Inc. on its $257 million acquisition by Fintrax
  • August Home, Inc. in its acquisition by ASSA ABLOY Inc.
  • WePay in its acquisition by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Neustar, Inc. in its $2.9 billion acquisition by a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital
  • Monogram Residential Trust, Inc. in its $3 billion acquisition by a newly formed fund led by Greystar Real Estate Partners
  • MAA in its $4 billion acquisition of Post Properties, Inc.
  • Idean in its acquisition by Capgemin


Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, she practiced at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and, previously, at Debevoise & Plimpton.


The Silicon Valley Business Journal lists Ms. Murata as one of its 2016 Women of Influence based on her professional and civic achievements.

Alessandra K. Murata is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, December 05, 2018, Los Angeles, CA

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