W. Kirk Wallace - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

W. Kirk Wallace

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 212-735-2933

Kirk Wallace’s practice covers a broad range of federal income tax matters, including U.S. and international financings, private and 1940 Act-registered investment fund offerings, M&A transactions and financial product development and structured finance transactions.

Mr. Wallace has represented a wide variety of investment managers and financial institutions in the development of a variety of publicly and privately offered RICs, BDCs, REITs, debt and equity derivatives, and other financial products, as well as underwriters and issuers in connection with a variety of asset-backed securitization transactions.

In addition, Mr. Wallace has worked on behalf of a variety of underwriters and collateral managers in the structuring, offering and restructuring of a number of “cash flow,” “market value” and “synthetic” collateralized bond, loan and debt obligation securitizations. Mr. Wallace also has advised with respect to a variety of insurance- and reinsurance-related matters, particularly with regard to so-called side cars, protected cell companies, and catastrophe bond and catastrophe swap transactions.

Mr. Wallace has been included repeatedly in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 and 2014; has lectured or presented on panels for the Practising Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Tax Section and the ABA Section of Taxation; and was for many years a member of the Executive Committee of the NYSBA Tax Section.

Yale UniversityBA New York University School of LawLL.M The University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.

Client Comments

"Mr. Wallace has substantial tax expertise and can solve problems even outside of his expertise. He approaches problem solving from the client's point of view, understanding non-tax yet important commercial constraints."

"Kirk answers his phone or if he is busy he calls back right away without fail. By far, he is the most responsive lawyer I know. He solves problems and does not feel the need to show off his considerable intelligence when an issue does not require it. We have been impressed by his creativity both in U.S. domestic issues and cross-border involving Europe and offshore jurisdictions. Ultimately, we save money by paying Skadden's top rate to Kirk, who already knows the law inside and out, rather than pay a bargain rate to a lawyer who has to figure it out by reading books."

-Richard Robb
Christofferson, Robb & Company, Inc.

Office Location

Four Times Square
New York, NY 10036
United States

Practice Areas

Tax Law