NEW YORK – Reed Smith today announced that Angelo Ciavarella has returned to the firm as a corporate tax partner in the Global Corporate Group in New York. Ciavarella has more than two decades of experience helping businesses, including private equity funds, construct efficient tax strategies for their significant transactions.

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Most recently a partner in the New York tax practice at Katten Muchin Rosenman, Ciavarella had been a partner at Reed Smith from 2008 to 2016.

“The firm’s transactional corporate and tax practice has grown significantly since I left,” Ciavarella said. “Returning to a growing, vibrant group provides an opportunity for me to work on diverse transactions on a domestic and international level. That is a very exciting proposition for my practice and Reed Smith’s collaborative culture is a great match for my style of practice. I am excited to join a great team and a great group of people.”

Ciavarella’s practice focuses on structuring domestic and cross-border corporate, private equity, capital market and real estate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestures, tax-free reorganizations, partnership and other joint ventures, restructurings, leveraged buyouts, financing transactions and other commercial transactions.

“Angelo is widely respected for providing exceptional tax counsel to clients in the industry sectors in which our firm has a core focus,” said James Tandler, Chair, U.S. Corporate Group and Co-Chair, Global Corporate Group. “His experience in the mid-market, which is the firm’s sweet spot, will be an asset to our teams providing counsel to the entrepreneurial businesses in this sector, where Reed Smith is continuing to expand its client base.”