Kelley Drye

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Gregory M. McKenzie

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New York
Phone: (212) 808-7689
Fax: (212) 808-7897

Gregory McKenzie is a partner in the firm’s New York office. He advises clients on a broad range of corporate and tax matters.

Mr. McKenzie provides tax advice to both U.S. and non-U.S. companies in connection with international tax structuring of inbound and outbound investments, multi-country joint ventures, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations. He also provides tax advice to private clients with respect to their U.S. and non-U.S. investments.

Representative Experience

Advises German-based multi-national household appliance company in connection with proposed acquisition of European-based target company with U.S. subsidiaries.

Represents Eastern European IT company with respect to tax, corporate, employment and contract issues in connection with expansion into the United States.

Advised Middle Eastern family office in structuring first U.S. real estate investment.

Represents U.S. branch of Indian IT consulting business in California tax audit.

Advises U.S. internet-based recruiting firm in connection with asset-based financing transaction.

Advises Russian national with respect to series of gifts made to U.S. family members.

Advises Korean shipping company with respect to U.S. freight tax.

Represents U.S. real estate investor/developer group in connection with city scale project in Incheon, South Korea.

Represents U.S. and European-based telecom group with respect to U.S. and Canadian acquisitions.

Advises Israeli, Canadian, Pakistani and Argentinian families with respect to U.S. real estate investments.

Represented Brazilian cable TV operator in connection with U.S. tax issues related to capital raise in the U.S. debt market.

Advised client with respect to a dual-currency public issuance of high-yield units consisting of high-yield debt and preferred stock.

Represented U.S. independent power producer in devising ownership and development structure in connection with Italian power projects.

Advised several cogeneration joint ventures on obtaining private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service with respect to tax treatment of proceeds received from a public utility in connection with the buyout of power purchase agreements.

Advised public U.S. telecom company in connection with an ownership and development structure related to the construction and operation of a pan-European fiber optic network.

Represents numerous taxpayers in federal, state and local tax controversy matters.

Represented client in successful litigation in U.S. Tax Court.

Memberships & Associations

Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Professional Discipline

Member of Law & Numbers, a European-based network of tax advisors

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Publications
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April 21, 2016

IRS Withdraws Controversial Pronouncement on “Bad Boy” Guarantees

Kelley Drye Client Advisory

Events
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November 24, 2015

U.S. Tax Considerations for Inbound Investments in U.S. Real Estate

InvestPro UAE Dubai 2015 Conference