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  • Greater Philadelphia International Visitors Bureau
  • Har Zion Temple
  • New York County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association

EDUCATION

  • New York University School of Law, LLM
  • New York Law School, JD, magna cum laude
  • Emory University, BBA
JGulant@BlankRome.com
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Joseph T. Gulant

Finance Partner

New York, NY v. +1.212.885.5304 f. +1.917.332.3741
Philadelphia, PA v. +1.215.569.5648

Joseph Gulant has considerable experience in domestic and international taxation issues.  He counsels public and private corporations, partnerships, funds, real estate and maritime-related companies, tax-exempt organizations, and individuals in all aspects of United States and international tax law, including:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • bankruptcy reorganizations, workouts, and restructurings
  • executive compensation planning
  • international tax matters including outbound stock transfers, tax havens, and treaty shopping issues
  • formation, operation and acquisition of Subchapter S Corporations
  • structured finance offerings such as mortgage backed bonds, credit card securitizations, conduit arrangements, and owner trust financings
  • domestic and international leveraged leasing transactions
  • New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) transactions

He also has extensive experience with tax controversies, including criminal tax investigations and prosecutions, civil audits, appeals, and collections matters. 

Mr. Gulant is a contributor to Blank Rome’s Tax Controversy Watch blog (www.taxcontroversywatch.com) which focuses on addressing and providing a comprehensive review of the latest developments in the tax controversy field.  Additionally, he publishes and lectures frequently on many varied taxation matters.

He has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • A real estate investment advisory firm in the $1.7 billion acquisition of a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust
  • A joint venture in $1 billion merger
  • A German software giant in their strategic acquisition of a provider of third-party maintenance and support services for businesses that use PeopleSoft software
  • A warehouse and storage facility located in New York City in its $14.8 million sale to Columbia University
  • An NYSE-traded bank in connection with its acquisition of various insurance companies
  • A utility company in negotiating payments for use of its net operating issues from its parent corporation in connection with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case
  • An NYSE-traded software company in connection with various strategic acquisitions of businesses
  • A partnership consisting of George Comfort & Sons, DRA Advisors LLC, and RCG Longview—owners of the iconic Worldwide Plaza in midtown Manhattan—in the sale of nearly half of its ownership interest in the property to American Realty Capital.  The property is valued in excess of $1.25 billion—more than twice the 2009 acquisition cost.   
  • Various companies in tax matters relating to controlled foreign corporations, branch profits tax, maximization of foreign tax credits on worldwide corporate income, interest stripping, foreign personal holding companies, passive foreign investment companies, withholding, residency and tax treaty issues
  • Issuers and underwriters in structured finance offerings such as mortgage-backed securities (including Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits), mortgage-backed bonds, credit card securitizations, conduit arrangements, and owner trust financings
  • Several Real Estate Investment Trusts (including structuring investments in “Up-REITS”)

COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS

Mr. Gulant is a member of the New Leadership Network of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and served previously as a board member of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Philadelphia.



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