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Richard J. Bronstein

Richard J. Bronstein

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA

Co-chair of the Tax Department, Rick Bronstein is a nationally-recognized tax advisor who focuses primarily on the representation of private investment funds and their portfolio companies.  He has had extensive experience with the representation of private equity and hedge fund clients in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions transactions, fund formation and capital markets matters.  Rick has also handled numerous secured financing transactions, as well as federal and New York tax audit and tax controversy matters.


In recent years, Rick has represented numerous domestic and offshore investment funds in connection with organizational matters and also on a transactional basis. The corporate transactions in which he has been significantly involved have related to companies and investors in the United States as well as Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, England, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and numerous other countries.

Rick has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous secured financing transactions. On a regular basis, he represents taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and local tax authorities, and he has litigated cases in the United States Tax Court and elsewhere. Representative clients include General Atlantic LLC, C-I Capital, Avenue Capital Group, Oaktree Capital Management, and Continental Grain Company.

Rick is recognized as a leading tax lawyer in the United States by Chambers USA, Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America. In the 2011 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Rick was described as being "highly intelligent, great with clients and always providing excellent practical judgment." And in the 2011 Legal 500, Rick is described as "a leader in the field -- there is no better advisor for a private equity firm in its tax issues . . . he has the ability to assess risk, and is very creative in structuring and driving value."

Rick served as articles editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. He is a member of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association and is also a member of the Practising Law Institute's Tax Law Advisory Committee.


Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity Transactions, Investment Management


J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1974 cum laude
A.B., University of Pennsylvania, 1971 cum laude


Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court
Hon. Spottswood W. Robinson, III, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia


Chambers USA, Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America

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