Global law firm builds US tax practice in new Boston office

22/02/2018 News Team

Global law firm Kirkland & Ellis has appointed Scott Jones as a partner in the Boston office. Mr Jones is Kirkland’s first tax lawyer in Boston, the firm’s newest office which opened in May 2017.

Mr Jones focuses his practice on tax planning and counseling for private equity fund managers. He advises on fund raising, complex structuring, operational issues, internal organisation matters and international tax issues associated with non-US investment activities.

He also advises on tax issues related to US tax-exempt and non-U.S. investors in growth equity funds, buyout funds, credit funds and other investment partnerships. Mr Jones joins Kirkland from law firm Proskauer Rose LLP.

“Scott has extensive experience advising private equity and investment funds clients on complex tax issues,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, chairman of Kirkland’s global management executive committee. “He is a key addition to our growing Boston office, boosting our ability to fully support our private equity and investment funds client base from Boston and complementing our existing top-tier national tax practice.”

Mr Jones’s appointment follows several recent senior hires within Kirkland’s Boston office, which includes about 40 lawyers focused on transactional areas of practice: M&A/private equity, debt finance, investment funds and now tax.

Kirkland & Ellis is a global law firm with more than 2,000 attorneys. The firm has 13 offices around the world including Boston, Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, DC.

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