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Kenneth H. Heitner

Kenneth H. Heitner

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

New York, NY, USA


Kenneth Heitner is Co-Chair of Weil’s Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits Department and is based in New York.  His practice covers the full range of tax issues affecting corporations transacting their business in the U.S. and abroad, including advising on tax-efficient structures for cross-border transactions.

Mr. Heitner is ranked Band 1 in New York for Tax by Chambers USA, where clients note he is “an authority on finding tax-efficient structures for cross-border transactions,” and he is regarded as “a very strong tax lawyer who would be on anybody’s list for international work.”  He is also consistently recognized as a top-tier tax lawyer by Chambers Global, Legal 500 US, Best Lawyers in America and The Best of the Best USA.  He was named to the Legal 500s “Hall of Fame” in 2017.

Mr. Heitner is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Tax Section and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  He formerly was the Chairman of committees on reorganizations, corporations, practice and procedure and net operating losses of the New York State Bar Association, Tax Section.  Mr. Heitner is the past President of the Tax Club.  He has authored articles for The Tax Lawyer and the Journal of Partnership Taxation.  Mr. Heitner is general counsel and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Central Park Conservancy.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law.

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