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Mark H. Leeds

Mark H. Leeds

Mayer Brown LLP

New York, NY, USA


Mark H. Leeds is a tax partner with the law firm of Mayer Brown.  Mark’s professional practice focuses on the tax consequences of a variety of capital markets products and strategies, including over-the-counter derivative transactions, swaps, tax-exempt derivatives, strategies for efficient utilization of tax attributes as well as advising on crossborder tax issues.  Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Mark was a shareholder at another international law firm, and a Managing Director and Senior Tax Counsel with Deutsche Bank AG in New York.  At Deutsche Bank, Mark led the Tax Counsel function within Group Tax of the Americas.  Mark is also a recipient of the 2015 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing.  Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mark served as the general counsel of a credit derivative company and, prior to that, Mark was a partner at Deloitte & Touche where he led the Capital Markets Tax Practice. Mark began his professional career as a tax associate, first at Skadden Arps, and then at Weil Gotshal.

Mark is a graduate, magna cum laude, of the Boston University School of Law (1984), and holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Binghamton University, in Economics (1981).  Mark also holds an LLM in taxation from New York University (1990).

Mark is a frequent writer and speaker on tax topics affecting the Capital Markets.  Some of his recent articles include: Author, Stress Relief: IRS Notice 2016-76 Eases Implementation Rules for Cross-Border Dividend Equivalent Withholding (December 2016); Author, Bits & Pieces: IRS Notice 2016-42 Offers First Glimpse of Qualified Derivatives Dealer Rules (July 2016).

Mark H. Leeds is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters The New Deal: Hedge Fund Management Fees Are Subject to Social Security Taxes - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Withholding on Air: The IRS Imposes Withholding Tax Rules for Adjustments on Convertible Debt and Equity - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Do What I Say, Not What I Do: The US Internal Revenue Service Finalizes Changes to the Mixed Straddle Rules - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Mission Creep: The Expanding Role of Debt Modification Regulations - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Comeback Victory: The IRS Issues Final Dividend Equivalent Regulations - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Mayer Brown Legal Update—Bits & Pieces: IRS Notice 2016-42 Offers First Glimpse of Qualified Derivatives Dealer Rules (July 5, 2016) - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update—Defending the Error: The IRS Envisions How the Qualified Derivative Dealer Rules Will Work (July 17, 2017) - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update—I Have Always Been Afraid of Banks: the IRS Revamps Cross-Border Dividend Equivalent Rules on President Obama’s Last Day in Office (January 23, 2017) - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Mayer Brown Client Alert: Application of the Original Issue Discount and Market Discount Accrual Rules to Securitized Deeply Discounted Debt Instruments (October 31, 2017) - Taxation of Financial Products and Transactions 2018, Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment New Withholding Regulations on Cross-Border Equity Derivatives and Related Developments - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Thursday, October 26, 2017
Distressed Debt Issues: Is the Market Creating a Coherent Regime? - Taxation of Financial Products and Transactions 2018, Wednesday, January 17, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio New Withholding Regulations on Cross-Border Equity Derivatives and Related Developments - New Withholding Regulations on Cross-Border Equity Derivatives and Related Developments, Thursday, October 26, 2017
Distressed Debt Issues: Is the Market Creating a Coherent Regime? - Distressed Debt Issues: Is the Market Creating a Coherent Regime?, Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts New Withholding Regulations on Cross-Border Equity Derivatives and Related Developments - New Withholding Regulations on Cross-Border Equity Derivatives and Related Developments, Thursday, October 26, 2017
Distressed Debt Issues: Is the Market Creating a Coherent Regime? - Distressed Debt Issues: Is the Market Creating a Coherent Regime?, Wednesday, January 17, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg New Withholding Regulations on Cross-Border Equity Derivatives and Related Developments - New Withholding Regulations on Cross-Border Equity Derivatives and Related Developments, Thursday, October 26, 2017
Distressed Debt Issues: Is the Market Creating a Coherent Regime? - Distressed Debt Issues: Is the Market Creating a Coherent Regime?, Wednesday, January 17, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Monday, November 06, 2017, New York, NY
Taxation of Financial Products and Transactions 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Boston, MA
Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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