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David F. Levy

David F. Levy

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Dave Levy represents clients on a wide range of partnership transactions and tax matters, mergers and acquisitions, the formation of real estate investment trusts (REITs), UPREIT and DownREIT acquisition transactions, real estate acquisition and disposition transactions, matters arising under the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act, various types of public and private debt and equity financing transactions, initial public offerings and restructuring transactions. Mr. Levy has represented both purchasers and sellers in connection with partnership acquisitions and dispositions and taxable and tax-free corporate transactions in the U.S. and cross-border contexts. He also has advised private equity funds, hedge funds and real estate investment funds in connection with fund formation transactions, acquisitions and dispositions, and multiple transactions involving the use of financial products and derivatives. Mr. Levy also has represented clients in connection with private letter ruling requests submitted to the Internal Revenue Service and in controversies with the IRS.

Mr. Levy is a frequent lecturer on tax issues affecting partnerships, real estate companies, and distressed companies and assets. He repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.


LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 1998
J.D., American University Washington
College of Law, 1995
B.A., University of Maryland, 1992

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Professional Experience

Law Clerk, Hon. James S. Halpern, United States Tax Court, 1995-1996

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