Arthur Pasternak

Co-Chair, Real Estate Investment Trust Practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Arthur Pasternak

Arthur Pasternak

Co-Chair, Real Estate Investment Trust Practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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?Arthur D. Pasternak is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Pasternak joined the firm in 1983. He is the chair of the Firm’s Tax Practice Group and co-chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Practice. His focus includes advice to foreign corporations and individuals regarding real estate investments and corporate acquisitions in the United States and Europe; U.S. clients with respect to international activities; and domestic corporations and partnerships on U.S. tax issues generally.

Prior to joining the firm’s Tax Department full time, Mr. Pasternak practiced in both the Tax Department and in the Corporations Department, where he concentrated in mergers and acquisitions and in transactions involving major financial institutions.

Mr. Pasternak was the primary lawyer responsible for the taxpayer’s victory in SDI Netherlands B.V. v. Commissioner, 107 T.C. 161 (1996), upholding an international tax structure involving the receipt and payment of royalties by a Netherlands corporation including royalties received from an affiliated U.S. corporation.

Mr. Pasternak is a member of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Diversity Committee. He received his law degree from Yale Law School and graduated magna cum laude in 1979 from Brown University, where he majored in mathematics.

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Washington, DC, United States

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2

Birthday

1958

Age

60

Number of Awards

3

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Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at SEAF Management LLC

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Co-Chair, International Trade Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Co-Chair, Appellate & Constitutional Law Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Co-Chair, Real Estate Investment Trust Practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Education
Juris Doctorate
Class of 1983

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School is one of the world’s premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. The Law School is small by design; its impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through numerous centers and projects. For students, the experience is unparalleled. The faculty-student ratio supports a vast array of courses and opportunities for independent research and student-organized seminars. Students get practical training by representing real clients in clinics starting in their first year. Throughout, a spirit of collaboration reigns. All first-term courses are ungraded, and subsequent classes are graded honors/pass/low pass. Yale Law School is unique among law schools in that it produces leaders in all walks of life: distinguished deans and faculty members at law schools across the country and the world; industry CEOs and corporate counsels; founders of nongovernmental organizations and other nonprofit entities; entrepreneurs; government servants in federal, state, and local offices and the judiciary--just a few areas in which our alumni's talent and passion and dedication have made a difference. Among the School’s graduates are U.S. Presidents and Supreme Court Justices; and among its far-reaching projects, the Information Society Project and the China Center.

Graduate in Mathematics, magna cum laude
Class of 1979

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

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2016 - Current

SEAF provides direct financing to locally-established enterprises in amounts ranging from $500,000 to $5 million. The investments are made through structured equity partnerships with local entrepreneurs and senior management. Investments are often combined with quasi-equity financial instruments and subordinated debt and include a defined exit strategy.SEAF focuses on businesses in emerging markets and those underserved by traditional sources of capital because of the size of the initial investment, remote location, cultural differences or fragmentation within regional markets. SEAF does not invest in tobacco or tobacco products, armament productions related to military activity, beverages with an alcohol content exceeding 15 percent, casinos, real estate, commodities or investments that are harmful to the environment.

Co-Chair, Real Estate Investment Trust Practice
1983 - Current

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provides legal services. The firm provides services in areas such as labor, employment, entertainment & media law, toxic torts and other environmental matters. Its clients include commercial & investment banks, government entities, individuals and startups. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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Member, Diversity Committee
Current

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provides legal services. The firm provides services in areas such as labor, employment, entertainment & media law, toxic torts and other environmental matters. Its clients include commercial & investment banks, government entities, individuals and startups. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Director
2004 - Current

SEAF is an investment management group that provides growth capital and business assistance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging and transition markets underserved by traditional sources of capital. Through our network of offices around the world, we invest in entrepreneurs to seek to build successful businesses, hoping to realize both attractive returns for our investors and a measurable development impact in local communities.

Political Donations
$1,000
2011

Senator at Office of the Senator from Arkansas, Tom Cotton

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BAE Systems Plc, BAE Systems, Inc. purchase United Defense Industries, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, Tax Lawyers
2012
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, Tax Lawyers
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
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