Latham & Watkins adds funds-focused tax partner in New York

Michael Milazzo joins from Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins adds funds-focused tax partner in New York

Latham & Watkins LLP has welcomed Michael Milazzo as a partner in the transactional tax practice in New York. Milazzo advises private investment funds and their sponsors on the tax aspects of forming, structuring, and investing in private funds, including private equity, infrastructure, credit and debt, real estate, venture/growth equity, and ESG/energy transition funds, across the US and Europe.

“Michael is a terrific addition to Latham’s tax and funds teams, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the New York office,” said Marc Jaffe, office managing partner of Latham & Watkins in New York. “His practice is well-aligned to meet the strategic needs of our clients, and he will be a major asset as demand for our market-leading funds work continues to grow.”

Milazzo’s funds experience includes representing clients on a variety of transactional tax matters, including in connection with fund structuring and formation, as well as advising on secondary and continuation funds and GP minority stake sales.

“Latham has an exceptionally deep global transactional platform and a culture of close collaboration between teams within the firm,” said Milazzo. “This is a winning combination for the continued growth of my practice and, most importantly, for our clients, whose complex tax issues are addressed by some of the world’s leading transactional tax and funds lawyers working together to find practical solutions. I am looking forward to being a part of the firm.”

Milazzo joins Latham from Kirkland & Ellis.


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