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Overview

Shahrooz Shahnavaz represent clients in all aspects of tax law, focusing particularly on federal and state issues related to domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, real estate and partnership transactions, and general federal and state income tax planning.

“Shahrooz has a wealth of experience in tax planning. He is adept at dealing with the sophisticated and nuanced issues our high net worth, family office and corporate clients face.” Leah M. Bishop, Co-Chair, Trusts & Estates; Co-Chair, Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations at Loeb & Loeb

Shahrooz maintains a diverse roster of clients, including high net worth individuals and families, private equity firms and other corporate buyers and sellers across an array of industries including biotechnology, manufacturing, IT, retail, media, entertainment and real estate.

Working closely with the firm’s corporate M&A team, Shahrooz is able to assist clients in all aspects of transactions, from the pre-LOI negotiation stage to post-closing integration and domestic and international tax structuring. He regularly negotiates with opposing counsel on relevant tax matters, and has experience drafting various agreements, including merger, stock purchase, asset purchase, membership interest purchase agreements, as well as partnership and LLC operating agreements and tax technical memoranda.

Outside of his practice, Shahrooz enjoys travel, film and theatre, wine tasting and participating in sports such as tennis and skiing. Shahrooz is also an adjunct professor at Loyola University Law School, where he teaches a course in corporate tax.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M.
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • California

Languages

  • Farsi
  • German

Recognition

  • Named in The Legal 500 US in US Taxes: Non-contentious, published by Legalease Limited and John Pritchard (2019)