Scott Sontag moves from Weil Gotshal to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Scott M. Sontag has joined the firm as a partner in its tax department, resident in New York, where he will focus his practice on a wide range of domestic and international transactions.

“We are delighted to welcome Scott to our firm, where he will be a wonderful addition to our tax department and enhance our transactional practice,” said Paul, Weiss chair Brad S. Karp.

“Scott is recognized as one of the most talented tax lawyers in the country, and he brings extensive experience to advising clients on a broad range of transactions,” said partner and co-chair of the tax department Richard Bronstein.

“Scott’s work in mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, private equity and real estate position him to make a significant contribution to our practice,” said partner and co-chair of the tax department Jeffrey Samuels.

Mr. Sontag is ranked as a leading Tax lawyer by Chambers USA and Legal 500 US and has been named among the leading Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the nation’s major law firms byTurnarounds and Workouts magazine. In 2011, Investment Dealers’ Digest named Mr. Sontag to its annual “40 Under 40” list of top up-and-coming professionals in the finance industry.

Mr. Sontag earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Administration.

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