Reed Smith LLP has announced the addition of Elan Keller as a tax partner in the firm’s Global Corporate Group in New York. Keller was most recently a tax partner with the New York office of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.
“Elan is an outstanding addition to our team in New York and beyond,” said Matt Petersen, co-leader of Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group. “His significant experience will allow us to expand work for our existing clients, and further market our overall tax capabilities locally, nationally and globally.”
Keller advises clients on a broad range of tax matters, including tax-efficient structuring in cross-border and domestic M&A transactions; the U.S. aspects of inbound and outbound operations; multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions, including restructuring, reorganizations and distributions; transfer pricing, capital markets and structured finance transactions; infrastructure and leasing transactions; and oil, gas, and natural resource transactions. He also advises clients on matters relating to tax audit management, including representing clients involved in IRS audits and external financial statement audits, and tax audit planning.
He received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law; his J.D. Cum Laude from Syracuse University College of Law; and his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, Keller was a partner at Caplan & Drysdale Ltd. Previously, he held positions at Macquarie Holdings (USA) Inc., American International Group, Inc. and KPMG. Keller is also a certified public accountant.
“Our office here in New York continues to add incredible talent,” said Cindy Minniti, managing partner of Reed Smith’s New York office. “Elan’s 15-plus years of tax experience – both in-house and at one of the Big Four – gives him a unique perspective, one that will be of great benefit to our clients.”
Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group is the principal practice group housing the firm’s capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance, executive compensation and employee benefits, emerging growth/venture capital, private fund formation, transactional tax, and wealth planning practices. The group also supports overlapping industry teams, including automotive, energy, entertainment & media, financial services, hospitality, life sciences, health care, and shipping, to ensure that our attorneys have the industry-specific experience that clients require. This structure, coupled with the firm’s commitment to developing long-term client relationships, ensures that Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group can consistently provide the same high standard of service, regardless of the place, practice or industry where services are delivered.