David O. Kahn

Former Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

David O. Kahn

David O. Kahn

Former Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

David Kahn is a member of the firm's Finance Committee, former chair of the Los Angeles Office Tax Department and Chair of the firm's Tax-Exempt Organization Practice. While Mr. Kahn's tax practice is broad based, his areas of concentration include the federal taxation of corporations, partnerships (including master limited partnerships) and real estate investment trusts, including the federal tax consequences associated with taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and corporate and partnership reorganizations.

Mr. Kahn has significant experience with tax issues of interest to emerging companies and their investors. He also has substantial experience with tax-exempt organizations and transactions and issues of interest to such entities. Mr. Kahn has served as the Chair of the Corporate Tax Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and has authored numerous articles dealing with various aspects of federal taxation.

Mr. Kahn is a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Obama in connection with his service on the IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel from 2009 through 2011 and was recognized as a leading tax advisor in The Legal 500 US 2012.

Mr. Kahn has represented:

BioMed Realty Corporation
Boston Scientific Corporation
The Broadcom Foundation
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
General Electric Pension Trust
Kimco Realty Corporation
Northrup Grumman Corporation
Sageview Capital LP
The Scripps Research Institute
TA Associates
Westview Capital Partners

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Number of Boards

1

Number of Awards

3

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Managing Partner, New York at Latham & Watkins LLP

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David O. Kahn
Former Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1994

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BS
Class of 1991

California State University, Northridge is a vibrant, diverse university community of 38,310 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, sited on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. As you explore the university's web site, you will find ample evidence of Cal State Northridge's commitment to the educational and professional goals of students, and its extensive service to the community.

Memberships
Member

The mission of the Los Angeles County Bar Association is to meet the professional needs of Los Angeles lawyers and advance the administration of justice.

Career History
Partner
Prior - 2020

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Boards & Committees
Member, Finance Committee
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Political Donations
$1,000
2010

Founder at One Woman Initiative

$500
2010

Ambassador to New Zealand at United States Department of State

$250
2009

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.

Transactions
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Zillow, Inc. purchases NMD Interactive, Inc. from FA Technology Ventures LLC

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Boston Scientific Corporation purchases Vessix Vascular, Inc.

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Boston Scientific Corporation purchases Cameron Health, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar
Other Affiliations

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