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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

  • Huntsman Corporation in its merger with Clariant in a transaction with a combined enterprise value of approximately $20 billion.
  • 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.
  • Burger King in its $11.4 billion acquisition of Tim Hortons 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:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Pass-through Corporations and Publicly Traded Partnerships (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2016, Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The Partnership Union: Opportunities for Joint Ventures and Divestitures - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Friday, June 09, 2017
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters The Partnership Union: Opportunities for Joint Ventures and Divestitures - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
The Partnership Union: Opportunities for Joint Ventures and Divestitures - The Partnership Tax Practice Series, Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Adjustments to the Basis of Partnership Assets (Sections 734, 743 and 754) - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Friday, June 09, 2017
Passthrough Corporations – RICs, REITs and UpCs - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Adjustments to the Basis of Partnership Assets (Sections 734, 743 and 754) - Adjustments to the Basis of Partnership Assets (Sections 734, 743 and 754), Friday, June 09, 2017
Passthrough Corporations – RICs, REITs and UpCs - Passthrough Corporations – RICs, REITs and UpCs, Friday, October 27, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Adjustments to the Basis of Partnership Assets (Sections 734, 743 and 754) - Adjustments to the Basis of Partnership Assets (Sections 734, 743 and 754), Friday, June 09, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Adjustments to the Basis of Partnership Assets (Sections 734, 743 and 754) - Adjustments to the Basis of Partnership Assets (Sections 734, 743 and 754), Friday, June 09, 2017
Passthrough Corporations – RICs, REITs and UpCs - Passthrough Corporations – RICs, REITs and UpCs, Friday, October 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Saturday, June 24, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, December 06, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
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