Kim Blanchard is a partner in the Firm’s Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits Department whose practice encompasses a variety of largely international transactions involving corporate acquisitions and mergers, internal restructurings, business formations and joint ventures. Ms. Blanchard also advises domestic, foreign and multinational clients in connection with venture capital investment and fund formation, partnerships, real estate, executive compensation and exempt organization issues.
Ms. Blanchard has lectured and published extensively on topics ranging from international tax planning for U.S. businesses to the special tax issues facing foreign persons, pension plans and other exempt investors who invest in U.S. private equity partnerships and in U.S. real estate.
Ms. Blanchard is consistently recognized as a leading Tax lawyer by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Legal 500 US, Best Lawyers in America and The Best of the Best USA. In Chambers USA, clients note that Ms. Blanchard is “very smart, very knowledgeable…an expert.” Ms. Blanchard was named to the Legal 500’s “Hall of Fame” in 2017. She was named among 2015 “Top Women” for Tax in New York by Super Lawyers. In addition, Ms. Blanchard was recognized by Expert Guides’ 2014 “Women in Business Law” publication for Tax, named a “Most Highly Regarded” lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax 2012, and she received the 2013 “Best in Tax” Award from Euromoney Legal Media Group’s “Women in Business Law” Awards.
Ms. Blanchard is a former Chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section. She is active with the American Bar Association's international tax committees and is a member of both the Tax Forum and the Tax Review paper and discussion groups. Ms. Blanchard is the President of the International Tax Institute. She is the author of the Tax Management Portfolio on PFICs, a “Leading Practitioner Contributor” to the Tax Management International Journal and a member of Practical Law Company’s U.S. advisory board. In addition, Ms. Blanchard is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Indian College Fund and of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.