Stuart E. Leblang’s practice includes planning and negotiating domestic and international business transactions, corporate and financial tax counseling and representing clients on tax legislative and policy issues before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Treasury and other federal agencies. He also focuses on various investment fund matters and is known for very creative solutions to complex structuring issues.Stuart served as Associate International Tax Counsel at the U.S. Department of Treasury.
While there, he was involved in legislative and regulatory developments in the international arena. He initiated and developed a number of international provisions contained in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, including those relating to foreign tax credits, passive foreign investment companies and the taxation of foreign investors.Stuart also played a central role in the creation and development of the international tax provisions contained in President Clinton’s 1998 Budget Proposal and a number of international regulatory projects.
He has spoken intensively on issues relating to international tax policy.In addition to his legislative activities at the Treasury, Stuart was responsible for initiating and implementing a number of tax regulatory projects, including those relating to foreign tax credits, hybrid entities, passive foreign investment companies and cross-border derivative transactions.
He also was integrally involved in other completed and ongoing regulatory projects, including projects relating to the subpart F consequences of hybrid entity structures, the sourcing of losses on sales of personal property, the treatment of step-down preferred stock transactions, the taxation of financial asset securitization investment trusts (FASITs), corporate tax shelter requirements and interest expense allocations. Stuart also participated in a number of negotiations with current and prospective U.S. tax treaty partners.
- Serves as co-head of Akin Gump’s tax practice.
- Leading U.S. tax lawyer for domestic and international transaction matters.
- Handles a range of regulatory tax issues.
- J.D., Columbia Law School, 1990
- B.A., Cornell University, 1987
- New York
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