Deborah L Paul

Deborah L Paul
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Who's Who Legal Corporate Tax: Advisory

Deborah L Paul is a partner in the tax department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz where she focuses on the tax aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spinoffs and financial instruments. Ms Paul has been the principal tax lawyer on numerous domestic and cross-border transactions, including strategic acquisitions and private equity buyouts, in a wide array of industries, including telecommunications, oil and gas, food, defence and energy. Ms Paul is a frequent speaker at the Practising Law Institute, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and New York City Bar Association conferences on tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and related topics. She is rated a leading tax lawyer by Chambers USASuper Lawyers, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. She was elected partner in 2000.

Ms Paul is an active member of the executive committee of the tax section of the New York State Bar Association. Prior to joining Wachtell Lipton in 1997, Ms Paul was an assistant professor at the Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law (1995-1997) and an acting assistant professor at New York University School of Law (1994-1995).

Ms Paul received an AB from Harvard University in 1986, a JD from Harvard Law School in 1989 and an LLM in taxation from New York University School of Law in 1994. 

WWL says: Deborah Paul wins plaudits from other top practitioners in the field for her exceptional work on a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions.

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