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Arash Aminpour

Associate

Overview

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.

Experience

  • Created a tax-efficient restructure plan for an S corporation to allow the admission of a key investor that was otherwise ineligible for equity ownership. Under that plan, eligible owners retained pass-through treatment.
  • Assisted numerous clients with navigating the compounding changes made to qualified retirement plans, including those under the SECURE and CARES Acts.
  • In multiplex tiers of tax and immigration issues, worked closely with a client’s immigration counsel to develop an alternative plan to ensure compliance with all tax and immigration laws, while satisfying the client’s key objective.
  • Represented seller in a tax-efficient sale of partnership interest.
  • In conjunction with European counsel, helped an emerging start-up establish tax-efficient equity incentive plan to attract top talent in international markets.
  • Structured tax-efficient investor equity for a high-growth private equity fund focused on small balance bridge and GAP (C-PACE) financing.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association, Tax Law section
  • International Fiscal Association, USA

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