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David W. Zimmerman

David W. Zimmerman

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Washington, DC, USA


David Zimmerman has a sophisticated transactional practice involving a wide range federal income tax matters relating to mergers & acquisitions, spin-offs, dispositions, corporate reorganizations and financings, with a particular emphasis on corporate tax planning and consolidated return matters.  He is regularly engaged as special outside tax counsel for complex corporate transactions, many of which have been recognized for their complexity and scope.  Mr. Zimmerman also represents a number of privately held corporations, many of which are very significant in size, and he has an active rulings practice.  Mr. Zimmerman also assists clients with audits and negotiating settlements at Appeals.  He was a Graduate Editor of the Tax Law Review at New York University Law School and the Managing Editor of the Texas International Law Journal at the University of Texas Law School.

Rankings and Recognition

Legal 500:  Tax:  Non-Contentious, 2015 - 2016

Legal 500:  Tax:  International Tax, 2013 - 2015

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, Thomson Reuters West Tax Advisory Board

Member, American Bar Association

Education

  • LL.M. (Taxation), New York University School of Law, 1985
  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, with honors, 1984
  • B.B.A. (Accounting), The University of Texas at Austin, 1981

Representative Engagements

  • Advised an integrated oil and gas company on exchangeable share acquisition of foreign-based target; spin/merger acquisitive transaction of joint venture interest.
  • Advised a Fortune 50 company on several multi-billion dollar dispositions of business units.
  • Advised a food services company on a multi-billion dollar tax-free spin-off and subsequent merger transaction.
  • Advised an oil and gas exploration company on acquisition of shallow water Gulf properties and associated financings.
  • Currently advising and implementing various internal restructurings/spin-off transactions involving domestic and international operations for several major utility companies.
  • Advised multiple clients on arbitration of disputes arising under tax sharing agreements.
  • Represented a foreign-based financial institution before Appeals on application of tax-free reorganization provisions on separation/combination effected under foreign law.
David W. Zimmerman is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Tax Strategies for Financially Troubled Businesses and Other Loss Companies - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Tax Strategies for Financially Troubled Businesses and Other Loss Companies - Tax Strategies for Financially Troubled Businesses and Other Loss Companies, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Tax Strategies for Financially Troubled Businesses and Other Loss Companies - Tax Strategies for Financially Troubled Businesses and Other Loss Companies, Friday, October 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, New York, NY
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