Daniel R. Blickman


Dan Blickman has substantial experience with a wide range of federal income tax issues:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Private investment funds
  • Real estate
  • International tax
  • Capital markets
  • Complex investment structures

He has represented large public companies, middle-market companies, small or start-up companies, and individuals.

Investments funds—GP and LP Practice

  • Dan has worked on hundreds of private investment funds and has more than 20 years of experience
  • Dan functions as both a business and tax attorney on investment funds
  • GP Practice—fund formation of private equity style funds, hedge funds, hybrid structures
  • LP Practice—represents institutional investors, including endowments, foundations, and pensions, with over $20 billion in assets
  • Inbound and outbound structures
  • UBTI planning for tax-exempt investors
  • GP carried interest structuring

Chambers USA has recognized Dan as a leader in tax law, with one source stating, “He is a genius. He has always provided a solution to every one of our problems.” Another lauds Dan’s “unique ability to converse with me in plain English rather than in technical jargon.”

Outside the Firm

  • Dan has experience as a principal in a family business.
  • Dan still enjoys serious history books after his earlier career as a professional historian and scholar.
  • Dan knows that basketball is the greatest sport.


  • Fund formation for GPs and fund review for LPs, institutional investors.
  • Creative 1031 exchanges for complex real estate partnerships.
  • GP representation for innovative real estate fund with Chinese investors. 
  • Formation of $2 billion distressed debt 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 waiver.
  • 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.
  • $200 million acquisition of U.S. apartment buildings by Israeli company.

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  • Tax Law, listed in Chambers USA
  • 2009–2024, Tax Law in Philadelphia, listed in Best Lawyers in America©



  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
Professional Activities
  • In 2009 and 2010, Dan chaired the Tax Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
  • Lectured on private equity at the Institutional Limited Partners Association (“ILPA”).
  • Written on private equity for the National Association of College and University Attorneys (“NACUA”).



  • Pennsylvania
  • New York


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