New York – May 29, 2013Cooley LLP announced today that Jeremy Naylor has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Tax practice.  Naylor joins Cooley from White & Case where he specialized in the representation of private equity, real estate, venture capital and hedge fund sponsors in connection with the tax aspects of structuring investment funds.  At Cooley, Naylor will work extremely closely with the firm’s leading Venture Capital Group.

“Cooley has the top fund formation group in the country by all measures, and with fundraising activity running very high, our team is in equally high demand,” said Jim Fulton, partner-in-charge of Cooley’s New York Office.  “Jeremy will play a key role in the critically important tax arena for these clients and strengthen our general tax practice more broadly, especially as our level of cross-border work continues to grow.”

“Recently, our Venture Capital Group has been involved more frequently with structurally complex international funds that raise intricate tax issues,” said Craig Dauchy, head of the firm’s Venture Capital practice.  “Jeremy has the international tax background to assist these clients in designing the most tax efficient structures for their funds.  We are well acquainted with Jeremy’s work and reputation and are very excited to augment our fund formation team with his exceptional tax skills.”

In addition to his extensive work in the area of private equity and venture capital fund formation, Naylor also brings to Cooley experience with tax issues in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, structuring US real estate and joint venture transactions and executive compensation agreements.

“I am tremendously excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with and support the tax needs of the country’s preeminent venture fund formation group,” said Naylor.  “I am thrilled to join an extremely talented group of tax practitioners who day in and day out are providing forward thinking tax solutions to some of the country’s most innovative companies.  When combined with the firm’s collegial culture, this is a unique opportunity for me both professionally and personally.”

Earlier this year, Mike Faber also joined Cooley’s New York office as a partner in the firm wide Tax Practice.  Prior to Cooley, Faber had been a tax partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Naylor earned his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1999, and his B.A. from Boston University in 1994.

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