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Lesley works closely with clients, as well as her corporate colleagues, to understand clients' business objectives and help ensure that transactions are structured tax-efficiently. She provides counsel on a variety of transactional tax matters, including corporate, partnership, and individual tax issues arising at the federal, state, and international levels, and she advises clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, fund formation, and the various tax issues specific to startup businesses and their founders. Lesley also has extensive experience in various other tax matters, such as cross-border transactions, blockchain transactions, qualified opportunity funds, bankruptcy-related issues, and derivative transactions.
Prior to joining the firm, Lesley was an associate at Winston & Strawn, where she focused on tax planning matters for high-net-worth individuals, multinational corporations, and investment funds. During law school, Lesley provided pro bono legal services through Fordham University School of Law's Tax and Consumer Litigation Clinic, where she represented clients in consumer transaction and tax controversy matters.