NEW YORK – Bracewell LLP announced today that Michele J. Alexander has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the tax practice. Alexander counsels clients in mergers and acquisitions, securities and capital markets, funds and joint ventures, bankruptcy, real estate, and compensation matters.
“Michele’s experience will strengthen our already-fruitful tax practice,” said Bracewell Managing Partner Mark C. Evans. “Her expertise in diverse transactional matters will bring new insights to the firm, as well as invaluable advice to our clients.”
“We are excited to have Michele join us in the New York office,” said Elizabeth L. McGinley, leader of Bracewell’s tax practice. “Her breadth of expertise and depth of experience will provide tremendous value to clients in a variety of transactions. In Michele’s 20 years of practice, she has been a valued advisor, providing sophisticated yet practical tax advice, guided by her understanding of her clients’ businesses.”
Alexander has represented clients in mergers and acquisitions, issuers and underwriters in both public offerings and private placements of debt and equity and debtors and creditors in bankruptcy and restructuring matters. She has been instrumental in the formation of new funds for private equity and hedge fund clients, including the structuring of sponsor entities. Her experience includes designing tax-efficient structures for international acquisitions and investments, with a particular focus on inbound U.S. investments by sovereign wealth funds and other international clients.
Most recently a partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Alexander received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from The College of New Jersey. She has also worked at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.