Los Angeles, CA. Nixon Peabody is expanding its West Coast corporate practice with the addition of seasoned tax attorney Shahzad A. Malik, who joins the Los Angeles office as a partner in the firm’s M&A and Corporate Transactions practice.
Shahzad advises clients on domestic and international tax matters in mergers and acquisitions, private equity fund formation, and private equity transactions. He also represents clients in tax matters before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Claims, and Federal District Court, as well as the IRS and Franchise Tax Board.
“We are excited to welcome someone of Shahzad’s caliber,” said David Martland, head of Nixon Peabody’s M&A and Corporate Transactions practice. “Shahzad has a sophisticated transactional tax practice. Our clients will benefit from his deep experience.”
“Growing our corporate practice in California continues to be a top priority,” added Seth Levy, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s Los Angeles office. “Shahzad will be a valuable asset to our clients in a number of industries—from private equity to technology and life sciences. He’s talented, entrepreneurial, and collaborative. We are excited for Shahzad to join our Los Angeles team and we look forward to introducing Shahzad to our clients.”
Shahzad joins Nixon Peabody from Stradling, Yucca, Carlson & Routh, P.C., where he was chair of the firm’s tax practice. He earned his LL.M. in taxation from New York University and his law degree from the University of Ottawa. Prior to Stradling, Shahzad was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
“My clients will benefit tremendously from Nixon Peabody’s excellent national and local platform,” said Shahzad. “I’ve always admired the firm and am thrilled to partner with such a strong group of lawyers.”
Nixon Peabody is one of the leading firms in the world for mergers, acquisitions and other sophisticated corporate transactions. The firm works with a broad variety of clients across numerous industries in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing and commercial agreements, and cross-border transactions ranging in value from tens of millions to many billions of dollars.