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Hamang B. Patel

Partner

Overview

Clients call on Hamang for guidance on the federal, state and local tax and business law issues stemming from complex business transactions. His strategic counsel encompasses mergers and acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations, spin-offs, new market tax credit financings, historic tax credit financings, partnerships and joint ventures, REIT acquisitions, real estate transactions, and renewable energy tax incentives. Hamang additionally focuses his practice on general corporate and limited liability company matters, as well as the negotiation and structuring of sophisticated, high-ticket M&A, and venture capital transactions.

Hamang’s experience includes:

  • Representing sellers and buyers in the tax-efficient acquisition and sales of companies and operating divisions in industries ranging from life sciences and manufacturing to computer science and food service
  • Structuring and negotiating new market tax credit financings
  • Structuring and creating joint ventures between United States and European companies to market and manufacture high-tech products in the U.S.
  • Representing companies and executives in the reorganization of corporations and partnerships to meet operational and tax needs and succession planning goals
  • Representing institutional investors in connection with investments in hedge and private equity funds

Experience

Notable representations include:

  • Working on a $100 million joint venture between two insurance companies.
  • Structured a $85 million sale to be a tax-free reorganization to the sellers.
  • In a complex $20 million real estate development, Hamang assisted the borrower to utilize new market tax credit financing, historic tax credit equity and a conventional bank loan.
  • In the $215 million sale of a client’s business, Hamang worked to structure the receipt of a portion of the equity as a tax-free rollover by the sellers.
  • Working on a $100 million real estate development involving corporate structuring to attract equity investors, and utilizing both new market tax credit financing and tax-exempt bonds
  • Working on the $14 million acquisition of assets and subsequent development of a Massachusetts waterpark that dealt with multiple liens on the purchased property. Hamang also helped develop applicable management and license agreements.
  • Structuring the creation of a private equity fund focusing on investments in early-stage life science and other high-tech companies
  • Successfully obtaining an IRS private letter ruling for the tax-free conversion of an unincorporated bookstore into a taxable nonstock corporation

Honors & Recognitions

Hamang is acknowledged in the area of tax law in The Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, Hamang was named Lawyer of the Year, by Best Lawyers for 2015 for tax law in the Madison area.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin

Education

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