Richard J. Bronstein

Former Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Richard J. Bronstein

Richard J. Bronstein

Former Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Biography

* Practices:
* Tax
* Corporate

Education

J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1974
cum laude

A.B., University of Pennsylvania, 1971
cum laude

Clerkships

Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court

Hon. Spottswood W. Robinson, III, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia

Bar Admissions

New York
District of Columbia

Of counsel in the Tax Department, Rick Bronstein is a nationally recognized tax advisor who focuses primarily on the representation of private investment funds and their portfolio companies. He has had extensive experience with the representation of private equity and hedge fund clients in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions transactions, fund formation and capital markets matters. Rick has also handled numerous secured financing transactions, as well as federal and New York tax audit and tax controversy matters.

EXPERIENCE

In recent years, Rick has represented numerous domestic and offshore investment funds in connection with organizational matters and also on a transactional basis. The corporate transactions in which he has been significantly involved have related to companies and investors in the United States as well as Canada, England, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and numerous other countries.

Rick has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous secured financing transactions. On a regular basis, he represents taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and local tax authorities, and he has litigated cases in the United States Tax Court and elsewhere. Representative clients include General Atlantic LLC, C-I Capital, Avenue Capital Group, Oaktree Capital Management, and Continental Grain Company.

Rick is recognized as a leading tax lawyer in the United States by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America. In Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Rick was described as "highly intelligent, great with clients and always providing excellent practical judgment" and as "one of the smartest tax lawyers I've met, and an excellent business lawyer and adviser." And in The Legal 500, Rick was described as "a leader in the field - there is no better advisor for a private equity firm in its tax issues . . . he has the ability to assess risk, and is very creative in structuring and driving value."

Rick served as articles editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. He is a member of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association and is also a member of the Practising Law Institute's Tax Law Advisory Committee.

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Richard J. Bronstein
Former Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1974

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

AB, cum laude
Class of 1971

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Memberships
Member
Current

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Member, Tax Section
Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Articles Editor
Prior

The University of Chicago Law Review first appeared in 1933, thirty-one years after the Law School offered its first classes. Joseph Beale, the first Dean of the Law School, and William Rainey Harper, the first President of the University, had wanted to establish a law review sooner. The reasons for the delay, according to a letter of Professor James Parker Hall, included the small size of the faculty, the work accompanying the organization and early operations of the school, and, most importantly, the cost of publication. By the time 1 U Chi L Rev appeared in 1933, law reviews had already earned an influential place in American jurisprudence. The Supreme Court first cited a law review article in 1917. See Adams v Tanner, 224 US 590, 606, 613 (1917) (Brandeis dissenting), citing The American Labor Legislation Review. Student members of Volume One included Edward Levi, Stanley Kaplan, and Abraham Ribicoff. Authors of articles appearing in Volume One included William O. Douglas, Charles E. Clark, Charles O. Robory, Robert Hutchins, Joseph Beale, and E.W. Hinton. Over the next eight years, the Law Review grew in stature. Contributing authors included Bigelow, Pound, Wigmore, Kalven, and Williston. Student members included Bernard Meltzer, Harry Kalven, Albert Ehrenzweig, and Wally Blum, about whom it is said that, as Editor-in-Chief, he edited the Law Review at Jimmy's, beer in hand. Volume Ten marked the entry of the United States into World War II. A staff of just two students produced the first issue; with the fourth issue, the faculty assumed editorship. Volumes Ten through Thirteen, without much student work, averaged under 500 pages. After the war, the Law Review returned to the students. Since then the Law Review has continued to serve as a forum for the expression of ideas of leading professors, judges, and practitioners, as well as students, and as a training ground for University of Chicago Law School students. Prominent former members include Judge Abner Mikva and Provost Geoffrey Stone (both Editors-in-Chief); Judges Frank Easterbrook, Douglas Ginsburg, Danny Boggs, David Tatel, Michael McConnell, and Robert Bork; Senator Amy Klobuchar; and Professors Marvin Chirelstein, Daniel Fischel, Lawrence Friedman, Mary Ann Glendon, Randal Picker, Dale Carpenter, Ward Farnsworth, and M. Todd Henderson. The list of authors published includes Supreme Court Justices Brennan, Clark, Douglas, Frankfurter, Scalia, and Stevens; Judges Bazelon, Breitel, Frank, Friendly, Posner, Wald, Weinstein, Williams, Winter, and Wright; Justice Roger Traynor of the California Supreme Court; and Professors Ackerman, Calabresi, Dworkin, Hart, Llewellyn, Rawls, Wigmore, Williston, and Brainerd Currie, to mention only a few names from the list of illustrious scholars. The Law Review has even published an Article by J. Edgar Hoover.

Career History
Partner
Prior

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Clerk
Prior

The Supreme Court of the United States (abbreviated Scotus since 1879)[1] is the highest federal court in the United States. It has ultimate (and largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all federal courts and over state court cases involving issues of federal law, plus original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. In the legal system of the United States, the Supreme Court is the final interpreter of federal constitutional law, although it may only act within the context of a case in which it has jurisdiction.

Clerk
Prior

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (in case citations, D.C. Cir.) known informally as the D.C. Circuit, is the federal appellate court for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Appeals from the D.C. Circuit, as with all the U.S. Courts of Appeals, are heard on a discretionary basis by the Supreme Court. It should not be confused with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which is limited in jurisdiction by subject matter rather than geography, or with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, which is roughly equivalent to a state supreme court in the District of Columbia, established in 1970 to relieve the D.C. Circuit from having to take appeals from the local D.C. trial court.

Boards & Committees
Member, Tax Law Advisory Committee
Tenure Unconfirmed

Practising Law Institute is a non-profit continuing legal education organization chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, founded in 1933. PLI is dedicated to providing the legal community and allied professionals with the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques which are critical to the development of a professional, competitive edge. We achieve these goals through the highest quality Seminars held annually in locations across the United States, annually supplemented Treatises, Audio CDs and DVDs, MP3s, Live Webcasts, Course Handbooks, and On-Demand Learning. Since its founding PLI has witnessed more than 3 million registrations and publication purchases by lawyers and allied professionals. PLI's Institutes and Programs provide lawyers with up-to-date information each year. Our programs are held in several locations including New York, California, Illinois, Washington, DC, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, London and Hong Kong. PLI also expanded its offerings, with a Patent Law Practice Center, Securities Law Practice Center, Pro Bono & Public Interest areas, research and development, critical to PLI's mission. PLI created a law school division to strengthen the relationship with law school students and faculty. Finally, with most states adopting MCLE programs, PLI is planning courses accordingly and has also committed itself to providing lower priced courses to meet the needs of newly admitted attorneys. PLI is headquartered in New York City with an office in California.

Political Donations
$1,000
2015

Senator from Pennsylvania

$1,000
2015

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

$500
2012

Senator from Michigan

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