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W. Kirk Wallace

W. Kirk Wallace

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

New York, NY, USA

Kirk Wallace’s practice covers a broad range of federal income tax matters, including U.S. and international financings, private and 1940 Act-registered investment fund offerings, M&A transactions and financial product development and structured finance transactions.

Mr. Wallace has represented a wide variety of investment managers and financial institutions in the development of a variety of publicly and privately offered RICs, BDCs, REITs, debt and equity derivatives, and other financial products, as well as underwriters and issuers in connection with a variety of asset-backed securitization transactions.

In addition, Mr. Wallace has worked on behalf of a variety of underwriters and collateral managers in the structuring, offering and restructuring of a number of “cash flow,” “market value” and “synthetic” collateralized bond, loan and debt obligation securitizations. Mr. Wallace also has advised with respect to a variety of insurance- and reinsurance-related matters, particularly with regard to so-called side cars, protected cell companies, and catastrophe bond and catastrophe swap transactions.

Mr. Wallace has been included repeatedly in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500 United States; has lectured or presented on panels for the Practising Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Tax Section and the ABA Section of Taxation; and has been for many years a member of the Executive Committee of the NYSBA Tax Section.


LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1991

J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, 1986 (University of Chicago Law Review)

B.A., Yale University, 1983

Bar Admissions

New York


“House Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Reform Proposals for Financial Products,” Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, January 29, 2013


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