Ariana Fazel Wallizada is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s Tax practice. Ariana’s practice focuses on representing domestic and foreign business, tax-exempts, family offices, and individual clients on a wide range of complex tax planning, regulatory, and controversy matters spanning a variety of industries including energy, natural resources, healthcare, finance, technology, telecommunications, real estate, industrial and transportation.
Ariana tax planning matters include domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, domestic and cross-border financing transactions, leasing and licensing transactions, natural resources transactions, and debt restructurings.
Her tax regulatory matters include tax ruling requests and administrative projects before the IRS and the United States Treasury. Ariana also represents clients in tax controversy and litigation matters.
Ariana completed her LL.M. in Taxation at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While there, she served as a graduate tax research assistant to Professor Dennis A. Calfee. She received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2010, where she was named to the Order of the Coif. During law school, Ariana was a member of both the Florida Journal of International Lawand the Journal of Technology Law and Policy.