Diana M. Lopo advises clients on the tax aspects of corporate transactions, including tax free reorganizations, spin-offs, leveraged buyouts and formation of joint ventures. Ms. Lopo regularly advises clients on international transactions, such as acquisitions, cross-border restructurings, joint ventures and debt and equity issuances, including issuances of stapled stock in acquisitive reorganizations. Ms. Lopo also handles the tax aspects of acquisitions and financing arrangements of U.S. and foreign clients representing both issuers and financial advisors.
Ms. Lopo advises clients on the tax aspects of the formation and operation of private equity, venture capital and hedge funds and on the investments made by those funds. She has also represented sponsors forming new investment advisory entities in joint ventures with other sponsors, as well as sponsors and "anchor investors" in their negotiations with each other. Ms. Lopo also advises wealthy investors with both personal and charitable planning with particular emphasis in the planning involved on the disposition of substantial family-owned businesses and on the structuring and operation of family investment offices.
Ms. Lopo contributed the tax chapters and analysis to Private Equity Funds: Business Structure and Operations, the leading treatise on the subject of investment funds. She has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America.