Ropes & Gray Expands West Coast Tax Practice for Corporate Transactions

September 9, 2019

Global law firm Ropes & Gray announced today that tax partner Benjamin Rogers has moved to the firm’s San Francisco office from Boston to bolster the firm’s service to clients on their transactions. His arrival deepens the firm’s premier transactions offering in California.

Ropes & Gray has robust private equity and M&A practices in California. Minh-Chau Le and Eric Issadore were promoted to partner last year. Mr. Rogers brings a tax focus to this team. He advises private equity firms, private enterprises and public companies on developing efficient tax structures in complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and carve-outs. He also counsels public and private companies on tax-free spinoffs and split-offs, and institutional investors on tax considerations relating to investment funds and direct investments.

Mr. Rogers has worked with private equity firms and businesses across industries, including in health care, life sciences, banking and technology. His experience includes having guided firms and companies through initial public offerings and debt or equity financing and handled an assortment of real estate transactions.

“Ben is known for his highly sophisticated knowledge of tax law and his practical approach to applying that knowledge to an array of situations,” said Greg Davis co-managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices and a partner in the asset management practice. “Private equity firms, tech and health care companies, along with asset managers, stand to benefit from Ben’s experience advising on complex transactions.”

“No matter where our clients are in their lifecycle, Ropes & Gray’s attorneys are experienced in advising both growing and established entities to help them capitalize on tax efficiencies and adapt to evolving tax laws,” said Mr. Rogers. “I already work with a range of prominent California companies in navigating tax questions, especially in complex deals, and I look forward to expanding my role with them, and with other outstanding West Coast firms.”