David Rievman is a partner in the tax practice of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Global Head of the firm's Regulatory Practices.  Mr. Rievman advises a wide range of clients with respect to the tax aspects of complex transactions.  These matters include U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financings, divestitures (including spin-offs), financial restructurings and recapitalizations, joint ventures, and other business transactions.  Mr. Rievman represents public corporations, privately held businesses, investment banks, and private equity and other sponsor entities.  Mr.  Rievman frequently speaks at professional programs, including those sponsored by Practising Law Institute, NYU Institute on Federal Taxation, Tax Executives Institute, The Southern Federal Tax Institute, The New York State Bar Association Tax Section and other professional organizations.