Nancy L. Mehlman

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Nancy L. Mehlman

Nancy L. Mehlman

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Nancy Mehlman is a Partner in the Firm’s Tax Department. Nancy represents clients on a wide range of federal income tax matters, including mergers and acquisitions (including tax-free spin-offs), real estate transactions, partnerships, joint ventures and related financing transactions in the credit and capital markets.

Nancy advises, among others, several of the Firm’s private equity clients including Blackstone, KKR, Carlyle and Morgan Stanley on tax matters related both to fund formation, particularly in the area of real estate opportunity funds and private equity funds and negotiation and structuring of acquisitions by those funds. Nancy also advises Morgan Stanley in connection with their global real estate opportunity fund formation and investment matters. In addition, Nancy has advised tax-exempt organizations, including university endowments and private foundations in their capacity as private equity fund investors.

Nancy also has particular experience in transactions in the energy and utility areas, including advising GeoSouthern in its $6 billion sale of its Eagle Ford and Midstream subsidiaries to Devon Energy, Petrohawk Energy Corporation’s sale to BHP Billiton; PBF Energy’s three refinery acquisitions, on behalf of First Reserve and Blackstone; the acquisition of Saxon Energy Services by First Reserve Corporation and Schlumberger Limited; the sale of a 20% minority stake in Oncor Electric Delivery Company to OMERS and GIC; acquisition and joint venture transactions for ITC Holdings Corp., an independent transmission company; and First Reserve’s $1.36 billion sale of 80% of its investment in the Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Limited (“BORCO”) to Buckeye Partners. Nancy regularly represents KKR in connection with its energy and natural resources investments, including KKR’s acquisition of six solar photovoltaic facilities in California and Arizona, KKR’s minority investment in and subsequent sale of oil and gas exploration company East Resources; KKR’s Eagle Ford shale joint venture with Hilcorp Energy and agreement with Marathon Oil Corporation to acquire such joint venture for $3.5 billion; KKR’s oil and gas partnership with Premier Natural Resources; and KKR’s purchase of Chevron’s 23.44% stake in the Colonial Pipeline Company.

Nancy was recently recognized as a leading tax lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2017. She was also cited as a recommended tax lawyer in The Legal 500 United States 2011.

Nancy received her B.A. from Williams College in 1991, and her J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 1999, where she was a Florence Allen Scholar. Nancy also earned an LL.M. in 2002 from New York University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New York.

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Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Education
LLM
Class of 2002

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

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Class of 1991

Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in 1793 with funds from the estate of Ephraim Williams. Originally a men's college, Williams became co-educational in 1970. It is located in Williamstown, MA, USA.

Career History
Partner
Current

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

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Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. purchases Ingersoll-Rand Plc /Industrial Segment from Trane Technologies Plc

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Blackstone Real Estate Advisors purchases Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust

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Square Mile Capital Management LLC, Hackman Capital Partners LLC purchase MBS Media Campus from The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity), Raleigh Enterprises LLC

Awards & Honors
2012
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Tax
2011
The Legal 500 United States - Tax Law
2000
Admitted to the New York Bar
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