Chang Won Choi

Chang Won Choi

Shareholder

Chang Choi focuses his practice on U.S. federal tax matters, with an emphasis on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, partnership transactions, tax-free spin-offs and other capital market transactions. He has wide-ranging experience representing and advising private equity sponsors in connection with leveraged buy-outs, joint ventures, initial public offerings of portfolio companies, fund formations and structuring matters.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented the middle market fund of a global private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of an operator of adolescent behavioral health treatment centers in the United States.
  • Represented Sun Capital in connection with its acquisition of AMES Taping Tools.
  • Advised a telecommunications company in connection with its $65 billion acquisitions of two other telecommunications companies
  • Advised a large technology company in connection with its tax-free spin-off that resulted in two publicly traded Fortune 50 companies
  • Advised a Fortune Global 500 company in connection with a formation of a $3.4 billion joint venture with a private equity fund
  • Advised a Fortune Global 500 energy company in connection with restructuring of a $3 billion joint venture involving a publicly traded master-limited partnership
  • Advised a leading fast casual restaurant chain in connection with its initial public offering using an ‘UP-C’ structure
  • Advised a leading private equity sponsor in connection with the establishment of its flagship $13 billion private equity fund

 °The above representations were handled by Mr. Choi prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Senior Manager, National Partnership Tax, Ernst & Young, LLP, 2014-2017
  • Engineer, Samsung Electronics, 2002-2005
  • Software Developer, Amazon.com, 2001-2002

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2008
  • M. Eng., Computer Science, Cornell University, 2001
  • B.S., Computer Science, cum laude, Cornell University, 2000
Admissions
  • New York
Admitted to practice in New York. Not admitted in Virginia. Practice is limited to federal tax practice.
Languages
  • Korean, Fluent