Kenneth Zuckerbrot

Kenneth Zuckerbrot

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Kenneth Zuckerbrot Chairs the Bankruptcy Tax Group and represents public and private corporations and inbound and outbound investment companies in tax and real estate matters and has wide-ranging experience in debt restructurings. Ken's experience in both International taxation and REIT work is combined in the tax efficient acquisition structures of foreign real estate by U.S. REITs.

Concentrations

  • Tax
  • Bankruptcy tax planning
  • International taxation
  • Debt restructuring
  • Real estate
  • REIT taxation
  • Organization, qualification and operation of REITs

Capabilities

Experience

  • Involved in the restructuring of the debt on 400 properties with a total mortgage debt in excess of $1 billion.
  • Structured the purchase of over 60 parcels of real estate valued over $400 million in the United Kingdom for clients and their institutional partners.
  • Resolved the business and accounting differences involving a closely held real estate company and three generations of trust beneficiaries. The total amount of the dispute exceeded $200 million.
  • Advised bank holding company with $900 million of net operating loss. Helped secure contested income tax refund in litigation with FDIC.
  • Structured the transfer of a $200 million net operating loss to a creditor in bankruptcy.
  • Designed and implemented an alternative structure to the real estate synthetic lease.
  • Designed structure to release certain tax reserves from corporate balance sheets.
  • Transferred an internet operating company offshore; oversaw all transfer pricing and corporate governance issues.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2006, 2008-2018
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2014-2018
    • Tax - US Taxes - Non-Contentious, 2018 
    • Tax - International Tax, 2014-2017
  • Member, Winning Team, M&A Advisor Awards, "Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year (from $10mm to $500mm)" for the Chapter 11 sale of ATLS Acquisition, LLC, dba Liberty Medical Supply, Inc., 2015
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards, "Turnaround of the Year - Small Markets" for the restructuring and sale of ATLS Acquisition, LLC (dba Liberty Medical), 2015
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2012-2013
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s 2012 Turnaround Atlas Award for “Turnaround of the Year - Upper Mid Markets” for the pre-packaged Chapter 11 restructuring and recapitalization of Satélites Mexicanos S.A. de C.V.
  • Member, Winning Team, Latin Lawyer's "Deal of the Year - Restructuring" Award, 2012
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

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  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1971
  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1968
  • B.A., Clark University, 1965
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
Languages
  • Spanish