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White & Case Enhances Global Tax and M&A Practices with Two New Partners in the Americas

Global law firm White & Case LLP announced today that Michael Lebovitz and Stephen Weerts have joined the Firm's Global Tax Practice as partners in its Los Angeles office. The duo will work closely with the Firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

Lebovitz and Weerts have deep experience assisting clients on all international business and tax planning issues that arise in pre-transaction restructuring and post-acquisition integration. They will advise clients on the legal and tax aspects of international joint ventures, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and international corporate finance and capital markets transactions.

"Cross-border M&A deals provide substantial opportunities for effective tax planning," said Kim Boylan, Head of White & Case's Global Tax Practice. "Mike and Steve will add a new and important capability to our Global Tax Practice. They will help clients navigate international deals and adapt their corporate structures, as appropriate, to take advantage of transformational acquisitions."

"From an M&A perspective, having Mike and Steve join the Firm will be a huge benefit to our clients," said John Reiss, Head of White & Case's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. "Recent events in the M&A market underscore the substantial economic benefits that can be derived from sophisticated pre-acquisition tax planning combined with effective post-acquisition implementation. That is what Mike and Steve do."

Lebovitz and Weerts both join from DLA Piper, where they were partners.

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