Three new tax partners at K&L Gates in Milan, Washington and Orange County

 In KL Gates

K&L Gates has elected 50 lawyers from across four continents to the firm’s partnership, effective March 1, 2016.

The new tax partners will be:

Vittorio Salvadori di Wiesenhoff is a new partner in Milan, where he advises on the tax aspects of financial transactions, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and real estate deals. His experience includes:

  • M&A: structuring domestic and cross-border acquisitions for both strategic and private equity investors
  • Real estate: acquisition (and connected financing) disposal and letting of large scale retail, office and logistic portfolios, tax regime applicable to real estate funds and SICAFs
  • Financial markets: structured finance transactions, securitizations, purchases of non performing loans by foreign investors, Italian financial transaction tax, domestic and cross-border financing, taxation of financial instruments, tax regime applicable to collective investment undertakings
  • Employee remuneration: employment incentive schemes, flexible benefit plans
  • Tax litigations: handling tax audits, pre-litigation settlement procedures and tax litigations (prevailingly financial intermediaries, in relation to allegedly abusive dividend washing schemes and other structured finance trades)
  • Drafting ruling applications with the Italian authorities on all aspects of tax laws.

Frank Dworak, is a new partner in the Orange County office.

Mr. Dworak’s experience includes representation of clients in connection with transactional tax matters, including with respect to partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, insolvency, compensation and other matters; domestic and international tax planning (both inbound and outbound); and complex tax controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the Tax Court. Mr. Dworak also has experience negotiating and obtaining pre-filing agreements and private letter rulings from the IRS.

In Washington, D.C., Karishma Page has been promoted

Ms. Page concentrates her practice on federal policy, focusing on tax, financial services, retirement security, and health care issues. Ms. Page has extensive experience working on a variety of tax legislation and tax administrative matters, as well as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Affordable Care Act, and the related rulemaking activity.

Ms. Page develops and implements a variety of advocacy strategies to advance client objectives, both from a Congressional and administrative perspective. In particular, she focuses on complex, multi-faceted policy campaigns incorporating lobbying, coalitions and third-party advocates, grassroots/grasstops strategies, and traditional and new media. Additionally, she has experience building, managing, and working with coalitions.

She also advises clients with respect to the key legislative and regulatory developments that impact their businesses. Ms. Page’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, and tax-exempt entities.

Ms. Page works closely on issues involving the House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee, House Financial Services Committee, and Senate Banking Committee, as well as the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and financial regulators.


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