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Sheppard Mullin adds tax partners

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has appointed Josh McLane and Niya Tang as partners in the firm’s Tax, Employee Benefits, Trusts & Estates practice group. 

McLane is based in the firm’s Orange County office and was most recently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. Tang joins the firm’s New York office and was most recently a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig. Sheppard Mullin has added 20 lateral partners this year.

“Our transactional tax partners have been extremely busy due, in large part, to the sustained surge in the deals being handled by our corporate group,” says Jon Newby, vice chairman of Sheppard Mullin. “Josh and Niya’s particular skills addressing the complex tax issues private equity firms face are fantastic additions to our team’s existing expertise and will be of great benefit to our many private equity clients.”

Amy Tranckino, co-leader of the firm’s Tax, Employee Benefits, Trusts & Estates practice group, adds: “We’re thrilled to welcome Josh and Niya. Our clients need – and want – sophisticated tax advice, and their backgrounds allow them to provide ‘spot-on’ counselling supported by real world experience.”

McLane focuses on the tax aspects of complex business transactions and reorganisations, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, divestitures, joint ventures, financings, restructurings, and bankruptcies. In addition to his law firm experience, McLane served as general counsel and corporate secretary of CareTrust REIT and was a senior associate at Deloitte. He received his BS in Accounting from Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Business, and his JD, cum laude, from Brigham Young University, J Reuben Clark Law School.

Tang has significant experience on a wide range of transactional tax matters, including private equity funds, hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, partnerships and joint ventures, corporate restructurings and financing transactions. She represents both sponsors and investors on a wide range of domestic and international tax matters relating to both inbound and outbound investments. She earned her BS from Fudan University; her JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law; and her LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

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