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Stacy Paz

Stacy M. Paz

Partner
Co-Chair, Transactional Tax Practice
Co-Chair, Transactions Specialists Practice
About

Stacy Paz works with clients to ensure maximum financial benefit and optimum tax treatment, advising them on Federal and state tax issues in mergers and acquisitions (domestic and international), spin-offs, restructurings, limited liability companies and other pass-through entities, liquidations and other significant transactions. In the past four years, Stacy has provided tax counsel on nearly 300 mergers and acquisitions (both taxable and tax-free).

EXPERIENCE

Stacy has been the lead tax lawyer on a substantial number of M&A transactions, including representation of buyers and sellers in private equity transactions as well as representation of a large number of emerging growth sellers to acquisitive companies such as Cisco, Dupont, IBM, Facebook and Google.

  • Represented Windpoint Partners in multiple acquisitions and disposition, including sale of Hearthside Food Solutions for US$1.5B and acquisition of Vision Ease Lens (undisclosed)
  • Represented EcoATM in its US$350 million sale to Outerwall (f/k/a Coinstar)
  • Represented DRTH Holdings in the sale of company
  • Represented Endoscopic Technologies, Inc. in its sale to AtriCure, Inc. for US$60 million (tax-free)
  • Represented CorePower Yoga in it's sale to Catteron PE fund for US$150 million
  • Represented Monster Cable in co-ownership deal with Swizz Beatz
  • Represented Groupon in multiple acquisitions
  • Represented Innerworkings in its acquisitions of DB Studios and Eyelevel
  • Represented Newgistics in its acquisition of Tactic Knowledge, sale of subsidiary Newgistics freight to RE Transportation and sale to private equity fund (LittleJohn)
Education
  • J.D., Pepperdine University 2002
    cum laude
  • B.S., The Ohio State University 1997
    cum laude

Awards

  • Chambers USA
    • 2014-16, 2018 - Notable Practitioner, Tax: Corporate & Finance
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • 2021 - Recommended, US Taxes: Non-contentious
    • 2015-20 - Recommended, US Taxes: Non-contentious

Bylines

  • Quoted in, "Goodwin, Jones Day assist with Qualtrics $8B sale to SAP," Daily Journal, November 16, 2018 
  • Proposed Regulations Simplify Ownership Change Segregation Rules, US Tax Alert, December 7, 2011

Seminars

  • Frequent TEI Speaker
  • The Legal 500 United States, a highly regarded legal directory, has recommended Stacy for her tax work.
  • Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year – 2014 Winner for representation of CustomInk in connection with Revolution Growth’s US$40 million investment

Prior Experience

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mergers and Acquisition Associate (2002 – 2003)
  • US Securities and Exchange Commission, Summer Associate (2001)
  • Arthur Andersen LLP, Senior Consultant (1997 – 1999)

Memberships And Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section

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