Philippe Benedict is a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, where he focuses his practice on the tax aspects of investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, real estate transactions and financial instruments. He has advised on many major transactions involving sales or spinoffs of investment fund managers.
Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US, New York Super Lawyers and the Tax Directors Handbook have recognized Philippe as a leading lawyer. He is a co-author of Hedge Funds: Formation, Operation and Regulation (ALM Law Journal Press) and was interviewed on the outcome of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 in the Hedge Fund Legal & Compliance Digest’s article “Impact of New Partnership Tax Audit Rules on Hedge Funds: An Interview with Schulte Tax Partner Philippe Benedict.” Philippe also speaks at prominent industry events, including PLI’s Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017 conferences in New York, Chicago and San Francisco and Goldman Sachs’ 15th Annual Hedge Fund Seminar. He has also presented on topics including FATCA, customized solutions for investors and management company structuring and operations.
Philippe earned his LL.M. in taxation and his J.D. from New York University School of Law. While pursuing his J.D., he was the recipient of a Gruss Fellowship and served on the staff of the Journal of International Law and Politics. He obtained his B.S., summa cum laude, from Adelphi University.