Stuart Finkelstein, the Co-Head of Skadden's Global Tax Group, represents clients on a wide range of tax matters, including mergers, acquisition and divestiture transactions including tax-free spin-offs, debt and equity offerings, corporate and partnership restructurings, joint ventures and cross border combinations and sales. He regularly advises clients on matters relating to financially troubled businesses, both in and out of bankruptcy proceedings. Stu frequently provides tax advice regarding executive compensation, including in the context of leveraged buyouts and going private transactions, and advises clients on tax controversy matters.
Stu's clients include large and small businesses, publicly traded and privately held, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), investment banking firms and a number clients in the financial services industry. He repeatedly has been named among the nation's top tax practitioners by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Legal 500 U.S., International Tax Review's World Tax Guide, Tax Directors Handbook, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East and Turnarounds and Workouts' list of Top Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the Nation's Major Law Firms. He has spoken around the country and published several articles on a variety of corporate tax planning matters.
Stu serves on the boards of a number of not-for-profit organizations, including Hearts of Gold, Inc., Pitzer College and the Legal Aid Society's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) and has received the Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Publico Award three times for his work with the LITC.