• New York
  • Pennsylvania


  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association


  • New York University, LLM Tax
  • Yale Law School, JD
  • Stanford University, PHD
  • Oxford University, MA
  • Tulane University, BA, Phi Beta Kappa
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Daniel R. Blickman


Philadelphia, PA v. +1.215.569.5373 f. +1.215.832.5373

Daniel Blickman has substantial experience in a wide range of federal and state tax issues. He has represented large public companies, middle-market companies, small or start-up companies, and individuals in all aspects of:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • issuance of securities
  • reorganizations, redemptions, and liquidations, both domestic and international
  • using corporations, partnerships, and joint venture structures

He also has extensive experience in the formation of investment funds, real estate transactions, compensation issues, cross-border investments (both in-bound and out-bound), securitizations, and capital market issues, including swap agreements.

Mr. Blickman's experience includes representation of:

  • Public companies, private companies, major buyout groups, private equity and venture capital funds in acquisitions and financings, LBOs, reorganizations, spin-offs and split-offs, recapitalizations, taxable deals (including Section 338 issues), redemptions, loss corporations (issues under Sections 269, 382–384), and related issues
  • Both sponsors and investors—including tax-exempt investors—in: the formation of, and transactional work for, private equity and venture capital funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, distressed debt funds, and funds of funds; special issues such as UBTI, complex distributions and capital account allocations; cross-border taxation; and related compensation arrangements, including the design of carried interests
  • International companies structuring both in-bound and out-bound investments, including tax treaty issues
  • Individuals and companies in a broad range of executive compensation issues: stock options, restricted stock, deferred compensation, rabbi trusts, Section 280G parachute payment issues; Section 162(m) restriction on public company compensation
  • Issuers and underwriters in securitizations and CDOs
  • Issuers and investors on interest deduction issues, original issue discount, constructive dividend issues, and swap transactions

Mr. Blickman has lectured on private equity at the Institutional Limited Partners Association (“ILPA”), and has written on private equity for the National Association of College and University Attorneys (“NACUA”). Chambers USA has recognized Mr. Blickman as a leader in tax law, with one source stating, “We think very highly of him. He’s a very smart guy with a nice demeanor that means he can accomplish our goals without aggravating the other side. He has done a very good job for us.” 


  • $1.1 billion acquisition of retail chain’s retail and real estate operations.
  • “Double dummy” transaction of two publicly traded utility companies.
  • Formation of $2 billion investment fund; designing compensation structures for investment professionals; drafting documents; negotiating side letters with limited partners; and advising on structuring of transactions.
  • Formation of $1.6 billion real estate fund; structuring investments by tax-exempt organizations (including “fractions rule” compliance); management fee waivers.
  • Inbound restructuring of major European bank’s U.S. investment banking business.
  • Outbound acquisition of U.S. corporation by U.K. plc in connection with IPO on London Exchange.
  • Represented a European government in $50 million investment in hedge fund of funds.
  • Represented Ivy League university in dozens of investments in private equity funds.
  • $400 million joint venture between publicly traded REIT and non-REIT investment partner.
  • $200 million dollar acquisition of U.S. apartment buildings by Israeli company.
  • $1 billion securitization of equipment collateral trust.
  • Dozens of offshore CDO transactions, including credit default swap CDOs.


In 2009 and 2010, Mr. Blickman chaired the Tax Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.


  • Tax Law, listed in Chambers USA
  • 2009–2018, Tax Law in Philadelphia, listed in Best Lawyers in America©

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