Shearman & Sterling announced today the addition of Jay Singer as partner to the firm’s Tax practice. Jay will be based in the Washington, D.C. office.
For more than a decade, Jay has advised major public companies on cross-border spin-offs and tax-efficient structuring of complex acquisitions and dispositions. Having started his career in the IRS national office, he also adds to the inside-the-beltway expertise of Shearman & Sterling’s Washington, D.C. Tax practice in a way that is rare among M&A tax lawyers. Jay also brings a wealth of experience on internal tax planning and general corporate and international tax advice.
“Jay’s arrival further strengthens our expanding U.S. and global Tax practice, and we are confident that he will deliver significant value and expertise to our growing roster of corporate clients undergoing various business transformations,” said David Beveridge, Senior Partner of Shearman & Sterling. “His appointment marks another step in our growth strategy to provide excellent client service.”
“We are pleased to welcome Jay to the firm,” said Michael Shulman, Tax Team Leader at Shearman & Sterling. “Jay’s strong track record in complex transactions and spin-off deals aligns with the firm’s growing Tax practice, and he is well-positioned to support our global client base.”
“Shearman & Sterling has an extremely talented group of tax lawyers and transactional attorneys, and I am excited to join such a successful team,” said Jay Singer. “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to grow my practice and be part of an expanding and exceptional firm.”
Shearman & Sterling has grown significantly in the last 18 months with the addition of more than 50 new partners.