David Dreier | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
David Dreier
David Dreier

David Dreier

Partner, New York

T +1 212 819 8781

T +1 212 819 8200

E ddreier@whitecase.com


David's practice focuses on a wide range of domestic and international tax issues and structures which arise in M&A, restructuring, bank financing and securitization transactions.

He represents public and private corporations and private equity firms on various aspects of taxable and tax-free M&A transactions. He also maintains an active practice in corporate, partnership and international transactions such as domestic and multi-jurisdictional stock purchases, mergers, leveraged buy-outs, spin-offs and joint ventures.

David advises clients in the US and globally on various domestic tax issues related to partnerships, corporations and consolidated groups. He also focuses on both inbound tax issues for non-US companies operating in the US and outbound tax issues for US companies operating outside the US, on topics such as FATCA, FIRPTA, controlled foreign corporations, passive foreign investment companies, foreign tax credits, branch profits tax and tax treaties.

David has extensive experience representing debtors and creditors regarding the tax aspects of bankruptcies, insolvencies and workouts. He represents US and non-US lenders and borrowers in domestic and international bank financing transactions.

In addition, David is actively involved in the Firm's securitization practice, and regularly provides tax advice to arrangers and managers in domestic and international securitization transactions, and in particular, those involving collateralized loan obligations. He has also represented clients in IRS audits and other tax litigation matters, and has helped clients to obtain private letter rulings.

Key private equity clients which have benefited from David's knowledge and insight on tax issues include Boyne Capital Partners, Harvest Partners, Quad-C, Trilantic Capital Partners, HIG Capital and Univar Inc. He has also recently advised clients including Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs on various lending and securitization transactions; Coca-Cola on various M&A matters; and Dynegy Inc. and creditors of LightSquared LP and EFH Corp. on potential restructuring transactions.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar


  • LLM, Taxation, New York University School of Law
  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • BS/BA, University of Pennsylvania


  • English



  • Selecting an Entity for Non-U.S. Investors, Chapter in Transactional Lawyer's Deskbook: Advising Business Entities, 2001, (co-author)