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Dean S. Shulman

Dean S. Shulman

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

New York, NY, USA


Dean Shulman is a tax partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He represents clients on a wide range of U.S. and international tax matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, tax-free spin-offs, leveraged buyouts, initial public offerings and the formation of funds. Dean has extensive experience advising on and structuring real estate transactions, including partnership workouts and restructurings, and like-kind exchanges, as well as transactions involving the formation and operation of partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, real estate investment trusts and real estate funds. He also has represented regulated investment companies, publicly traded partnerships and investment partnerships.

Dean received his JD and LLM from New York University School of Law and his AB from Muhlenberg College.

Representative Matters

  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Spectrum Brands in connection with the $10 billion merger of Spectrum Brands and HRG Group.
  • Wyndham Worldwide in its spin-off of its hotel business to create two separate publically-traded hospitality companies.
  • The Blackstone Group in its $4.8 billion acquisition of Aon plc’s technology-enabled benefits and HR platform.
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition in its $17.9 billion sale of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc.
  • Micro Focus International plc in its pending $8.8 billion “Reverse Morris Trust” acquisition of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company’s software business.
  • Nexstar Broadcasting Group in connection with its $4.6 billion acquisition of Media General, ending a six-month public takeover battle during which Nexstar jumped Media General’s previously announced transaction with Meredith Corp.
  • Baxalta Incorporated in its $32 billion merger with Shire plc.
  • Corning Inc. in connection with the exchange of its 50% ownership interest in Dow Corning Corp.
  • Blackstone Group in its $820 million investment in NCR Corporation.
  • Molson Coors Brewing Co. in its $12 billion acquisition of SABMiller plc’s interest in MillerCoors joint venture.
  • KKR in its acquisition, along with Anchor Equity Partners and Ticket Monster management, of a controlling interest in Ticket Monster from Groupon.
  • Baxter International Inc. in the tax-free spin-off of Baxalta Inc.
  • Sprint Nextel Corporation in its acquisition of Clearwire Corporation and its sale of Softbank Corp.
Dean S. Shulman is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters The Partnership Union: Opportunities for Joint Ventures and Divestitures - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Partnership Union: Opportunities for Joint Ventures and Divestitures - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, August 16, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Passthrough Corporations – RICs, REITs and UpCs - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Monday, October 22, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Passthrough Corporations – RICs, REITs and UpCs - Passthrough Corporations – RICs, REITs and UpCs, Monday, October 22, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Passthrough Corporations – RICs, REITs and UpCs - Passthrough Corporations – RICs, REITs and UpCs, Monday, October 22, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Passthrough Corporations – RICs, REITs and UpCs - Passthrough Corporations – RICs, REITs and UpCs, Monday, October 22, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Friday, October 26, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Chicago, IL
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