About Saul E. Rudo

When middle-market businesses, private equity firms or family offices structure mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, spinoffs, investments and management compensation agreements, their leaders call Saul Rudo. While Saul leads teams to efficiently and effectively get to closings, he focuses on the future as much as the present, designing deals that keep his clients in optimal after-tax positions for years to come.

A direct line to efficient solutions

As the lead attorney on most of his matters, Saul offers his clients direct access to his structuring and "market" advice, without engaging in a game of "telephone" through layers of attorneys. Given his vast experience in the field, Saul delivers suggestions that are practical and "market" in nature, and that solve issues efficiently for all parties. As a result, his deals advance steadily toward closing.

Saul represents middle-market private equity firms, family offices and closely held businesses typically of up to $1 billion in value. In addition to his extensive M&A work, Saul advises on the business structuring and tax implications of venture capital and start-up transactions, management compensation arrangements, fund formations, and the establishment and operation of family offices. Clients appreciate his service, with one noting that Saul “is very practical” and “gets over difficult tax issues in economical ways” (Chambers USA 2022).

Regularly ranked among leading tax attorneys in the United States, Saul has been consistently featured in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA and The Legal 500. Saul’s clients value his deep knowledge and extensive experience. As one client shared, “I work primarily with Saul Rudo from Katten, who is outstanding in all categories, and I considered him to be one of the most sophisticated and reasonable attorneys I have worked with" (U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2022 "Best Law Firms").

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“Saul Rudo is unsurpassed as an advisor on M&A and tax structuring transactions, possesses technical depth and is a superior listener. You will never be underserved in a difficult negotiation with Saul on your team.” “Our lead partner, Saul Rudo, is a true national expert on tax and transaction work. Saul is responsive and available around the clock which is critical in executing a successful deal.”

The Legal 500 United States 2022
(US Taxes) survey responses

Practice Focus

  • Mergers, acquisitions and dispositions
  • Private equity
  • Closely held businesses
  • Family offices
  • Management compensation arrangements
  • Cross-border transactions

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