Arash is an employee benefits, executive compensation, and tax attorney at Michael Best. His practice focuses on the tax aspects of management incentive arrangements (including equity and non-equity grants), qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and private equity and venture capital investments, with an emphasis on complex cross-border matters.
Clients particularly value Arash’s perceptive approach in solving complex tax issues--especially high-growth emerging companies faced with ever-changing circumstances. Arash also counsels clients on administrative, design, and testing requirements of qualified retirement plans, sections 280G and 409A issues, partnership capital and profits interest grants, and entity tax structuring.
Before joining Michael Best, Arash worked as a tax consultant with the Mergers & Acquisitions group of a “Big 4” professional services firm, where he advised multinational corporations and private equity funds on the U.S. federal and international tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and IPOs. In addition, he assisted clients with tax efficient disposition planning, strategic management rollovers, and other domestic and international tax matters.
Prior to his legal career, Arash served in the United States Army as a Team Leader and Combat Engineer. He continued serving in the reserves component while completing his education.