Ropes & Gray Expands Its International Tax Capacity with Addition of David Saltzman

September 13, 2010

Ropes & Gray today announced that David Saltzman has joined the firm as a partner in its tax & benefits department, where his experience with sophisticated international tax matters will serve clients’ increasingly global transactions.

Mr. Saltzman joins Ropes & Gray from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York. A highly regarded tax attorney, Mr. Saltzman focuses on international taxation and related matters, including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border and domestic financings, and international planning.

Mr. Saltzman, who will be based in the firm’s Boston office, counsels numerous borrowers and sponsors on the international tax considerations associated with financings, including withholding and reporting, tax treaty planning, and holding company formation. He is also well-versed on the tax aspects of a broad range of capital markets transactions, including the issuance of hybrid securities, equity, high-yield debt, and sovereign debt.

“David’s deep knowledge of U.S. and international tax law, coupled with his planning experience, will well serve the transactional and business tax interests of our clients and their cross-border activity,” says Chris Leich, head of Ropes & Gray’s tax & benefits department.

Ropes & Gray's global footprint, with about 1,000 lawyers and professionals, allows it to serve clients from bases in the world's major centers of finance and business—Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, Silicon Valley, and San Francisco—and to provide global execution of transactions.