April 14, 2021
NEW YORK, April 14, 2021: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Hillel Jacobson has joined the Firm as a partner in the global Tax practice. Hillel is based in Weil’s New York office.
“Hillel brings a deep understanding of complex federal income tax matters that will benefit many of our sophisticated clients, particularly within the private equity sector,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “He shares our values of collaboration and excellent service, and we are very happy to welcome him to the Firm.”
“Hillel is a strategic thinker who consistently delivers sound tax and business judgment when advising on private equity and M&A transactions, as well as on private funds and other commercial matters in the United States and around the world,” commented Joseph Pari, Co-Chair of Weil’s global Tax Department.
Hillel joins Weil from the New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he was a tax partner. His practice focuses on federal income tax matters and he advises U.S. and non-U.S. clients on private equity and M&A transactions; partnership tax matters; international tax matters; and matters relating to private equity funds, hedge funds and their investors.
“I’m proud to be joining an esteemed group of lawyers at Weil,” Hillel said, “and I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues across offices and practice areas.”
About Weil’s Tax Practice
Weil’s Tax practice, mirroring the Firm’s profile, is global in scope. Our lawyers are broadly recognized as among the best in the field. Our more than 70 lawyers located throughout our U.S. and European offices regularly work with multinational clients and private equity sponsors to navigate the often complex tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions that cross national borders. Our Tax lawyers in the United States advise both U.S. companies investing abroad and non-U.S. investors in the United States. Similarly, our Tax lawyers in London, Paris, Munich, and Frankfurt advise local clients on the national tax impacts of their international transactions. We pride ourselves on working together as one integrated team.
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for the past 90 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.