Sara Sabour counsels clients on a variety of corporate finance matters and securities and capital market transactions, including structured products and public and private offerings. She also advises on corporate governance issues and matters relating to the establishment, operation and regulation of business development companies (BDCs).
Sarah Razaq Sallis advises broker-dealers, investment advisers, investment companies, financial institutions and public companies in private litigation and arbitration matters, as well as examinations, internal investigations and prosecutions by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and state securities regulators.
Marc Salvia advises insurance companies on regulatory, financing and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, and complex restructurings. He also counsels clients on their general corporate governance needs.
Carlo represents clients in all forms of dry shipping litigation and trading disputes. He has significant experience in all aspects of dispute resolution, focusing predominantly on London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) arbitration, as well as High Court proceedings including reported cases.
Valerie Sanders, a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Litigation Practice Group, has significant experience in consumer and insurance class actions; copyright, trademark, and licensing disputes; and in international arbitration proceedings. She represents clients in commercial arbitration cases as well as in commercial and bankruptcy litigation in U.S. trial and appellate courts. Valerie works with various financial services industry companies, including banks, finance firms and insurance companies, as well as firms in the energy industry.
Eric Santos advises clients on federal taxation matters, primarily transactions involving partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies, as well as compliance issues and tax litigation and controversy. He also counsels on the regulation of tax-exempt organizations.
Trevor Satnick focuses on the full range of data issues, including data privacy and security, cyber risk and cyber breach responses, e-discovery and information governance. He works with the firm’s practice groups, including the Litigation Practice Group and its Privacy and Data Security teams, to help counsel clients on data issues as they arise in litigation and regulatory compliance and response.
Dan Schlueter has been litigating cases to successful conclusion in state and federal courts for more than 15 years. Today, Dan’s practice focus is tax controversies and tax litigation, and he regularly represents some of the country’s most prominent companies, corporations and manufacturers in their tax disputes with the IRS. In addition, he represents clients in all phases of administrative controversy, including examination, administrative appeals and the submission of refund claims.
Chris Schoen combines his government and private practice experience to advise clients in structuring, planning and negotiating domestic and cross-border taxable and tax-free mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs. He advises primarily on matters of significance to insurance companies, specifically cross-border reinsurance and other restructuring techniques used in the insurance sector. Chris regularly counsels clients on complex consolidated return questions and handles complex international issues, including subpart F planning for insurance companies. Chris worked as an attorney/adviser and assistant to the branch chief of the Office of Chief Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service and in private practice at another law firm, prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland (US).
Linda Sciuto provides strategic planning and solutions to multinational clients, primarily insurance and energy companies, on U.S. tax and insurance law issues. Linda concentrates on tax planning, compliance and transactional matters including, the tax aspects of international and U.S. transactions involving subchapter L, life insurance products, U.S. income tax treaties, mergers and acquisitions, controlled foreign corporations, ownership changes under Code section 382 and tax attribute transfers under Code section 381, U.S. federal excise tax (FET) issues.
Blair Paige Scott counsels clients on trading commodity derivatives, enforcement matters and compliance with regulations issued by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). She provides interpretation and guidance for rules promulgated under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including subjects pertaining to entity classification, the definition of swap, margin requirements and trade documentation, as well as the prohibition on market manipulation and disruptive trading. In addition, Blair drafts compliance policies and procedures for commodity trading advisors in accordance with the Commodity Exchange Act, the regulations of the CFTC and the rules of the National Futures Association.
Benefits arrangements generally reflect a company's business philosophy, budget constraints and market influences. With this in mind, Vanessa Scott helps employers design competitive benefits packages that comply with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code and the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Rich Seeger advises clients on a wide range of intellectual property matters including domestic and international intellectual property rights management and strategy, patent procurement and patent litigation. Rich also prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications and provides opinions on patentability, non-infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate. Rich serves clients in the biotechnology, medical device, life sciences, chemical and pharmaceutical industry sectors.
Benje Selan advises multinational corporations on a wide range of federal and international tax matters arising from general business operations and complex financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, income planning and restructurings. He also counsels on tax compliance of investment income and other financial arrangements.
Cedric Seley counsels energy clients in a wide range of transactional matters. Cedric has experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, physical and financially-settled power purchase agreements and midstream projects related to natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids.
Brad Seltzer brings nearly 40 years of experience representing Fortune 100 utility, energy and telecom clients in complex tax matters, including tax planning, accounting and controversy. He defends clients in large tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at both the trial and appellate court levels, and prepares private letter rulings, technical advice requests and accounting method changes for the IRS National Office.
Ryan Session advises clients on a variety of employee benefits matters, including qualified retirement plans, employment and severance agreements, executive compensation packages and welfare benefit plans. He helps companies meet the complex standards of regulatory regimes, including compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Amish Shah currently serves as Partner in Charge of the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Washington DC office. Amish provides sophisticated and practical tax planning advice to clients in a variety of industries including energy, financial services, manufacturing, technology and e-commerce. He also regularly represents clients in tax controversy matters. Amish has been recognized by The Legal 500, BTI Consulting Group and Client Choice for his tax proficiency and superior client service.
With a practice emphasis on class action defense, white collar defense and business litigation, Meghana Shah, a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Litigation Practice Group, defends businesses in complex commercial litigation. She counsels clients in class action, product liability, environmental and maritime industry matters. Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland (US), Meghana was a senior associate with a large New England firm where she worked on commercial litigation matters, including defense of breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, misrepresentation, legal malpractice, product liability and tort claims. She also represented individuals and entities before regulatory and administrative bodies.
John Sharpe focuses on an array of business and commercial litigation matters, including insurance, financial services, and securities litigation and enforcement. His work also includes advising clients facing internal investigations.
Mike Shea has long counseled government contractors in alternative dispute resolution proceedings and proceedings before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and other federal, state and local courts. A long-time member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Litigation Practice Group, Mike also represents clients before agency boards of contract appeals, the General Accounting Office, the Small Business Administration and other federal, state and local offices.
With a keen understanding of the complex derivatives market, Mark Sherrill focuses primarily on the effect of bankruptcy law on physical and financial trading of energy commodities. He counsels energy companies and commodity traders to protect clients’ business interests as they interact with financially distressed counterparties. Mark’s knowledge of the various issues involved in derivatives and related matters make him a prominent player in many of the country’s largest bankruptcy cases, particularly those affecting the energy and commodity markets. He also works with energy companies, commodity traders and hedge funds on various complex transactions, including asset-based structured transactions, agreements for the purchase and sale of energy and commodities and other over-the-counter derivatives.
Wes serves clients in federal income tax matters, including domestic and international tax planning and transactional matters involving partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. He advises publicly traded and private corporations, including S corporations, in both taxable and nontaxable mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Wes represents businesses and individuals in federal tax controversies, defending them in IRS audits and matters before the IRS Office of Appeals and the U.S. Tax Court.
Working with electric utilities and investment bankers across the country, Herbert Short helps his clients raise capital for energy projects through complex financing deals, including publicly issued taxable bond offerings, leveraged leasing transactions, tax-exempt bond offerings, revolving lines of credit, government-guaranteed financings and commercial paper transactions. A senior transactional and securities lawyer, Herbert leads the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Energy and Infrastructure Group, which is composed of more than 70 energy, environmental, commodities and infrastructure lawyers in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Cynthia R. Shoss, co-leader of the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Insurance Transactions and Products practice, is a nationally recognized adviser on insurance regulatory matters, focusing on transformative transactions such as demutualizations, mergers, conversions, pension risk transfers and other restructurings and acquisitions. She also assists clients with legislation, examinations and investigations, and with compliance, governance and investment issues.
Cynthia currently serves on the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Executive Committee, Pro Bono Committee, and Diversity Committee.
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