Tax Lawyer Joins Akin Gump In NYC

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - 00:00

Geoffrey E. Secol has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in the tax practice in New York. Mr. Secol will help lead an interdisciplinary corporate services group for the tax, investment funds and real estate practices in the firm's New York office.

Mr. Secol's practice focuses on merger and acquisition transactions. He has advised public and private companies in connection with a wide variety of business matters, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, private equity and hedge fund investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances, hostile contests for corporate control and corporate restructurings, including bankruptcy-related restructurings. His practice also includes the representation of financial institutions in their roles as lenders on M&A transactions.

Mr. Secol has extensive cross-border M&A experience, including in the energy and telecommunications sectors. He also has significant experience in tender offers, private stock and asset purchases, and private placements of equity securities. He joins the firm from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York and Tokyo. Previously, he practiced at Baker & McKenzie in New York and Hong Kong.