Leonard Schneidman, International Tax Lawyer, Joins Pepper Hamilton’s Boston Office

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Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that Leonard Schneidman, an international tax lawyer active in advising private investment funds, has joined the firm as of counsel in the Boston office.

“Len is a well-known and well-respected attorney, and his addition to our new Boston office will enable us to grow with strength there,” said Robert E. Heideck, Pepper’s executive partner. “His experience in international tax matters is tremendous, and it compliments our tax practice perfectly.”

Mr. Schneidman focuses his practice on U.S. and international tax planning and the tax aspects of corporate transactions. He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a member of the Executive Committee of the Federal Tax Institute of New England.

He is the author of the book, U.S. Taxation of Foreign Portfolio Investors: A Practical Guide to Taxation in the U.S. Capital Markets (Boulder Publishers, Inc., 2006; www.SchneidmanOnTaxation.com).

“It is a pleasure to be with Pepper and exciting to be part of the firm’s newest office,” said Mr. Schneidman. “The firm’s tax practice is a nice fit with mine, and the depth and breadth of the corporate practice will be great assets to my practice.”

Mr. Schneidman’s practice includes advising with regard to federal income tax planning issues for off-shore private investment funds; assisting U.S. companies in the tax-efficient structuring of their activities abroad, principally in Western Europe; counseling foreign clients on the tax-efficient structuring of their investments in the United States; counseling domestic and foreign clients on U.S. federal income tax planning for their intellectual property assets; and advising with regard to federal income tax planning for domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Before joining Pepper, Mr. Schneidman was a partner with Foley Hoag LLP, where he had been chairman of that firm’s Taxation Department. He also served for two years as an attorney-advisor to Judge Graydon G. Withey of the United States Tax Court.

Mr. Schneidman is active in many organizations, including the American Bar Association’s Tax Section, where he is co-chair of the Task Force on International Tax Reform, and a former chairman of the Tax Section’s Committee on U.S. Activities of Foreign Taxpayers and Tax Treaties. He also is a frequent lecturer on tax and related topics.

He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America; Euromoney’s Guide to the Leading U.S. Tax Lawyers; and Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers.

Mr. Schneidman received his B.A. from Hobart College in 1962, his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1965, and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law in 1966. He is a member of the Massachusetts and New York bars.

About Pepper Hamilton

Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with 450 lawyers in seven states and the District of Columbia. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.

Pepper’s Tax Practice Group assists clients with proactive tax planning, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, public offerings, reorganizations, restructurings, liquidations and structured finance vehicles. The firm’s tax lawyers are integrally involved in the structure and formation of partnerships, and have significant experience in private equity funds, hedge funds, mezzanine funds and their investments.

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