About Angelo Ciavarella

For more than 20 years, Angelo Ciavarella has helped businesses structure their most important transactions in the most tax-efficient way possible. He often represents private equity funds in connection with mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and leveraged buyouts. Clients count on Angelo to anticipate tax issues that can arise and devise tax-efficient solutions.

Constructing efficient tax strategies for complex deals

Complex US tax laws can create unexpected hurdles for businesses planning a major acquisition, divestiture or other transaction. With his decades of experience, Angelo designs informed strategies to minimize tax liabilities on a timely basis while prioritizing his clients' business goals.

Over his career, Angelo has worked for a variety of clients. In addition to his work for investment funds, he has advised investors, publicly and privately held companies, joint ventures and real estate partnerships.

The transactions he has worked on are equally varied. He has advised clients on a wide range of domestic and international corporate transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, tax-free reorganizations, restructurings, leveraged buyouts, capital market transactions, financial products and other major corporate transactions. He also advises on the formation and operation of partnerships and private investment vehicles (including private equity and hedge funds) and their general partners and advisors, as well as partnership restructurings, acquisitions and divestitures. He has also represented real estate developers, investors and real estate investment trusts (REITs) in real estate transactions.

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Practice Focus

  • Analyzing tax and structuring issues related to mergers, acquisitions and dispositions
  • Advising clients on the formation and operation of partnerships, private investment vehicles and other joint ventures
  • Advising clients on debt and equity offerings (including capital market transactions) and other financing transactions
  • Analyzing and restructuring existing structures of business arrangements to operate on a more tax-efficient basis