King & Spalding's New York Office Adds Tax Lawyer Jonathan Talansky

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 15:54

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2015 — King & Spalding announced today that Jonathan Talansky has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner with the tax practice group. Talansky joins King & Spalding from Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, where he was a partner. 

Talansky has broad experience on a wide variety of complex tax matters for high-profile global clients across industries, including private equity and real estate opportunity funds. He specializes in federal income taxation, with an emphasis in mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, real estate transactions and capital markets. His work in M&A transactions includes leveraged buy-outs, joint ventures, public company mergers, and leveraged spin-offs. He has also advised clients on spin-off agreements as well as tax receivable agreements entered into in connection with uniquely structured initial public offerings, and has structured numerous cutting-edge Section 1031 exchanges for prominent real estate investors and developers.

Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Talansky spent seven years as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett where he worked on a range of complex matters for high profile clients.  He received his B.A. from Columbia University summacum laude and his J.D. from Harvard Law School cum laude. During law school, he worked as an intern with the Narcotics Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

“Given the complexity of the corporate and real estate work of the firm, our clients need tax counsel who, like Jonathan, understand commercial transactions and offer practical tax advice that furthers our clients’ business objectives,” said Abraham N.M. Shashy, Jr., head of King & Spalding’s Tax practice. “Jonathan’s exposure to virtually every area of tax law combined with his intellect, energy and enthusiasm for the practice make him a great addition to the firm.”

“I’m looking forward to working at a firm with a growing transactional practice and a great team of tax lawyers adept at coming up with creative solutions to difficult problems,” said Talansky. “Given King & Spalding’s commitment to grow its financial institutions and transactional practices, I think it is an exciting time to be joining the firm.”

About King & Spalding 
Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 900 lawyers in 18 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality, and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at www.kslaw.com.