Paul Weiss

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
212-373-3744 (direct)
212-492-0744 (direct fax)
212-373-3000 (firm)
212-757-3990 (firm fax)

Co-chair of the Tax Department, Rick Bronstein is a nationally recognized tax advisor who focuses primarily on the representation of private investment funds and their portfolio companies. He has had extensive experience with the representation of private equity and hedge fund clients in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions transactions, fund formation and capital markets matters. Rick has also handled numerous secured financing transactions, as well as federal and New York tax audit and tax controversy matters.


In recent years, Rick has represented numerous domestic and offshore investment funds in connection with organizational matters and also on a transactional basis. The corporate transactions in which he has been significantly involved have related to companies and investors in the United States as well as Canada, England, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and numerous other countries.

Rick has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous secured financing transactions. On a regular basis, he represents taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and local tax authorities, and he has litigated cases in the United States Tax Court and elsewhere. Representative clients include General Atlantic LLCC-I CapitalAvenue Capital GroupOaktree Capital Management, and Continental Grain Company.

Rick is recognized as a leading tax lawyer in the United States by Chambers USAThe Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America. In Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Rick was described as "highly intelligent, great with clients and always providing excellent practical judgment" and as "one of the smartest tax lawyers I've met, and an excellent business lawyer and adviser." And in The Legal 500, Rick was described as "a leader in the field - there is no better advisor for a private equity firm in its tax issues . . . he has the ability to assess risk, and is very creative in structuring and driving value."

Rick served as articles editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. He is a member of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association and is also a member of the Practising Law Institute's Tax Law Advisory Committee.



  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1974
    cum laude
  • A.B., University of Pennsylvania, 1971
    cum laude


  • Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court
  • Hon. Spottswood W. Robinson, III, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

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