Romina Weiss joins Gibson Dunn in NY as tax partner

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced that Romina Weiss has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner. Weiss, formerly a partner at Troutman Sanders LLP in New York, has significant experience in a broad range of corporate and partnership tax matters.

“We are very pleased to have Romina joining us,” said Ken Doran, Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “With Romina’s addition, we are expanding our tax capacity in New York to meet the tax needs of our busy transactional practice in that office.”

“Romina’s practice is very complementary to both our corporate strengths and our existing tax capabilities,” said Steven Shoemate, Partner in Charge of Gibson Dunn’s New York office. “She has considerable experience with private equity and capital markets transactions.”

“Gibson Dunn’s top-tier corporate practice will be a great platform for me,” said Weiss. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues.”

About Romina Weiss

Weiss has extensive experience advising U.S. and international companies on tax issues arising from complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity fund formation and real estate. Her practice also includes advising clients on the tax aspects of capital-raising activities, such as IPOs, equity derivatives and hybrid debt-equity offerings.

Prior to joining the firm, Weiss practiced with Troutman Sanders and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She clerked for Judge Mary Ann Cohen of the United States Tax Court. Weiss graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1991.

About Gibson Dunn’s Tax Practice

Gibson Dunn’s Tax Practice Group covers the three broad categories of U.S. federal and state tax practice: transactional work, general tax advice, and tax litigation and dispute resolution. The firm is principal tax counsel to a diverse group of clients, including large, multinational corporations; private equity investors; entrepreneurs; and start-up companies.

The firm’s transactional tax lawyers work closely with the clients’ in-house dealmakers and attorneys to develop and implement the optimum structure for each transaction. They have primary responsibility for drafting and negotiating tax warranties and indemnifications, as well as any tax sharing agreements governing the treatment of the tax attributes of the buyer or the seller. They are called upon frequently to render a formal tax opinion where the tax issues are of an uncertain or highly technical nature, as well as more common “reorganization” opinions. Where the circumstances warrant, they work closely with taxing authorities to obtain advance rulings on unique or uncertain tax issues.

About the Firm

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a leading international law firm. Consistently ranking among the world’s top law firms in industry surveys and major publications, Gibson Dunn is distinctively positioned in today’s global marketplace with 800 lawyers and 13 offices, including Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Munich, Brussels, Orange County, Century City, Dallas and Denver. For more information, please visit

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