Tax Partner With Deep Investment Funds Experience Joins Latham & Watkins In New York

Addition of Gregory Hannibal strengthens Latham’s capabilities in complex tax matters related to investment fund formation and operation.

March 01, 2016

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Gregory Hannibal has joined the firm as a partner in the Tax Department in the New York office. His practice focuses on tax issues arising from the formation and operation of private investment funds, as well as tax aspects of real estate matters, including REITs. 

Hannibal advises on a variety of strategic transactions involving partnership, corporate and international tax matters. His work for leading private equity clients includes advising on matters related to their formation, investment-related structuring and portfolio company acquisitions and dispositions. 

Michèle Penzer, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in New York, said: “Greg is an extremely knowledgeable and effective practitioner who brings additional deep investment funds experience to our market-leading tax team. His background complements our strong platform in New York and he will be a tremendous resource for our clients.”

David Raab, global Chair of the Tax Department, said: “Latham & Watkins has a long and rich history solving complex tax issues that are critical to client success. We take particular pride in our ability to stay ahead of the curve by harnessing versatile talent who are well-versed in specialized tax matters — making Greg an ideal match.” 

Kathleen Walsh, Co-chair of the Investment Funds Practice, added: “We are delighted to welcome such a talented lawyer with vital experience in tax matters to our Investment Funds Practice. Tax matters have a material impact on our fund sponsor clients, and Greg expands our ability to address these issues head-on.”

Hannibal said: “I am honored to be joining a preeminent tax practice at Latham that regularly advises on the most sophisticated private equity and fund matters, as well as the full range of M&A, joint venture, financing and capital markets transactions for a diverse client base. Latham’s ability to provide the highest-quality tax advice is driven by intensive collaboration across disciplines and offices. I look forward to being part of such a cohesive team that will enable me to further develop my practice.”

Hannibal joins Latham & Watkins from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York. He received his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School and his B.S. in Mathematics and Computational Sciences from Stanford University.

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Notes to Editors 

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