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Sophia works closely with the firm’s clients and her corporate practitioner colleagues to ensure that their transactional tax matters are examined strategically, aligned with each client’s business objectives, and handled effectively. With a focus on solution-driven approaches, Sophia has experience representing investment funds, their portfolio companies, and other clients in the structuring and negotiation of taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, partnerships and joint ventures, and other major transactions.
Her practice includes advising investment funds on the structuring, formation, and operation of funds. In addition, Sophia regularly provides tax law advice regarding tax-exempt organizations and a broad range of general corporate and partnership tax planning matters, including closely held business issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Sophia was a manager in the Transaction Tax group at Ernst & Young LLP, where she advised public corporations and private equity fund clients on a variety of transactional tax matters primarily related to the tax consequences of leveraged buyouts involving domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings.