Paul Weiss

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
212-373-3082 (direct)
212-492-0082 (direct fax)
212-373-3000 (firm)
212-757-3990 (firm fax)

A partner in the Tax Department, David Sicular maintains an active practice in the full range of corporate, partnership and international transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, financings, restructurings, financial products and general tax planning. He also has extensive experience in the tax aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency restructurings.


David represents public and private companies in the United States and abroad, private equity and other investment funds, private investors and individual entrepreneurs. In recent years, he has acted as tax counsel for clients in a number of mergers, acquisitions and investments in public and private companies in a wide range of industries and structures, as well as in structuring and raising private equity, hedge and hybrid investment funds, numerous complex financing transactions and securities offerings for U.S. and non-U.S. issuers, international joint ventures, and personal and estate planning for the entrepreneurs that head many of these businesses.

David is recognized as a leading tax lawyer by Chambers USAThe Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America and America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He was described in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA as a "very smart and practical attorney" and "brilliant problem solver...who handles a broad range of domestic and international transactions, including financings, M&A, financial products and restructurings." The 2014 edition of The Legal 500 notes that David has an "excellent reputation" for his domestic and international tax work.

David is Chair of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association. He has previously served as First and Second Vice Chair, Secretary of the Tax Section and as Co-Chair of the Tax Section's Committees on Corporations, Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers, Consolidated Returns, Bankruptcy, and U.S. Activities of Foreign Taxpayers. He is a member of the Tax Forum and the Private Investment Funds Tax Forum.



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1983
  • A.B., Harvard College, 1978

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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AmLaw Recognizes Paul, Weiss for
“Global M&A Deal of the Year: Canada”

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Chambers USA 2013
Ranks Paul, Weiss Highly

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