Matan Shmuel helps businesses with legal issues relating to tax planning and restructuring, focusing on potential federal, state and local tax exposure. Matan’s primary practice includes advising businesses on tax issues related to mergers and acquisitions. Matan also assists with examining the viability of proposed transactions and drafting private letter rulings and tax opinions on specific transactions, and provides counsel on post-merger issues. Additionally, Matan is experienced with state and local tax matters, including income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, and state tax credits and incentives.
Matan’s practical understanding of these tax issues facing corporations and executives comes in part from his experience as a consultant for one of the Big Four accounting firms. In this role, he worked with Fortune 500 tax departments, internal and external auditors and C-suite executives. Matan also negotiated with state economic development authorities on behalf of clients.
During law school, Matan served as the editor in chief of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, developed a not-for-profit organization tax clinic and received the McCracken Award for Excellence in Tax Law. Matan was also an extern to U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Jean K. FitzSimon in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Matan is working toward a Master of Laws in Taxation at Georgetown University Law Center. He is fluent in Hebrew.