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Schulte Roth & Zabel Strengthens Tax Group, Private Fund Capabilities with Addition of James McCann as Partner
[May 15, 2024]

Schulte Roth & Zabel Strengthens Tax Group, Private Fund Capabilities with Addition of James McCann as Partner

Schulte Roth & Zabel is proud to announce the addition of James McCann as a partner in the Tax Group in New York.

Jim has extensive experience with the tax aspects of structuring, launching and operating private investment funds, including advising on transactions and matters relating to management companies and their principals. He also works with numerous family offices associated with current and former private fund managers, and advises clients on tax issues involving transactions, financings and reorganizations, with a particular emphasis on cross-border matters.

"Jim's depth of experience working with clients across the full lifecycle of fund formation and operations make him an ideal complement to our practice," said Andi Mandell, co-head of Schulte's Tax Group. "His history of leadership and team building will also allow us to continue to expand our team to meet the needs of some of the most sophisticated and innovative clients operating in the private capital space."

"The lawyers in our Tax Group, who are widely known as among the top practitioners in their field, work from the upper tier to the portfolio company level and are an integral part of our collaborative and strategic approach," said David Efron, co-managing partner of Schulte. "We look forward to Jim's contributions to this esteemed team."

"I'm very excited to join Schulte," said Jim. "It's a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work with a wide range of uniquely experienced practitioners and to bring my knowledge to one of the world's leading private investment fund-focused teams."

Jim graduated from Rutgers University with a B.. and obtained his J.D. from Cornell University School of Law.

He is the latest partner to join Schulte, which added a number of new partners in the last year, including Julia Beskin, Tim Gilman, Chris Gerson and John Nowak (Litigation); Michael Didiuk (Investment Management); and David Curtiss and Damian Petrovic (M&A and Securities).

Schulte's Tax Group helps private capital clients navigate a wide array of specialized and interlocking tax considerations. From fund formation to deployment to exit, transactions, financings and other relevant matters and issues, the team draws on an encyclopedic knowledge of fund structures to develop solutions that fit both innovative investment strategies and the different tax compliance requirements of a wide range of investors.

About Schulte Roth + Zabel

With a firm focus on private capital, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP ( is comprised of legal advisers and commercial problem-solvers who combine exceptional experience, industry insight, integrated intelligence and commercial creativity to help clients raise and invest assets and protect and expand their businesses. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC and London, and advises clients on investment management, corporate and transactional matters, and provides counsel on securities regulatory compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. Schulte's practices include: antitrust; bank regulatory; bankruptcy & creditors' rights litigation; blockchain technology & digital assets; broker-dealer regulatory & enforcement; business reorganization; complex commercial litigation; cybersecurity & data privacy; distressed debt & claims trading; distressed investing; education law; employment & employee benefits; energy; environmental; estate planning; estate & trust administration; environmental, social and governance (ESG); family law; finance & derivatives; financial institutions; hedge funds; insurance; intellectual property, sourcing & technology; investment management; litigation; litigation finance; mergers & acquisitions; nonprofits; philanthropic planning; PIPEs; private credit, distressed investing & direct lending; private equity; real estate; real estate capital markets & REITs; real estate litigation; regulated funds; regulatory & compliance; securities & capital markets; securities enforcement; securities litigation; securitization; shareholder activism; structured finance & derivatives; tax; trading agreements; and white collar defense & government investigations.

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