LOS ANGELES Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Raj Tanden has joined the firm’s Taxation and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices as a partner in the Los Angeles office.

Tanden represents clients in corporate and tax matters across a broad spectrum of domestic and cross-border transactions. Tanden assists clients with investment management transactions, including the formation of and investments by public and private investment funds and investors. He advises business development companies, closely held businesses, public and private investment funds and real estate investment trusts (REIT). Tanden also has particular experience with retail, beauty and apparel companies, and represents health care professionals and practices. Tanden is a fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel.

“Raj’s practice covers the comprehensive scope of tax law. His familiarity with fund formation transactions requires a specialized tax expertise that will be invaluable to our clients in the private equity and fund formation space,” said Jack Lasater, chair of the firm’s Business Law Department.

In addition, Tanden has received several innovative Internal Revenue Service private letter rulings on behalf of clients, including one of the first rulings that a publicly-registered, non-traded REIT may adopt a “multi-class” structure similar to those used by mutual funds.

“Raj is a recognized authority on tax law throughout the Southern California region and we look forward to having him as part of our team. His presence expands the firm’s tax practice on the west coast and our clients will greatly benefit from his expertise handling complex tax matters in California and nationally,” said Jeff Atkin, managing partner of Foley’s Los Angeles office.

Prior to joining Foley, Tanden was a partner at Buchalter Nemer.

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