Chang Won Choi

Chang Won Choi

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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

Experiencia

  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC in connection with its acquisition of Kirlin Design Build LLC, one of the country’s leading engineering and construction companies, focused on large, complex federal and private sector projects.
  • Represented Centre Partners in connection with its sale of Stonewall Kitchen, a leading manufacturer of premium branded specialty food and gift products, including jams, olive oils, bottled sauces, crackers and pancake mixes. 
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC in connection with its acquisition of RHA Health Services, a leading provider of community-based health services focused on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health needs and substance use challenges. 
  • Represented WeWork in connection with its acquisition of Emprenurban, a Latin American-based real estate development and construction company.
  • Representation of Riverwalk East Developments, LLC, an affiliate of G & G Business Developments LLC, in its $200 million construction loan from Itau BBA International plc, the London affiliate of Banco Itaú BBA S.A., Latin America’s largest corporate investment bank.
  • Represented Centre Partners in connection with its acquisition of Guy & O’Neill, Inc., a consumer products company that focuses on private label and contract manufacturing.
  • Represented H.I.G. Growth Partners in connection with its acquisition of a regional provider of comprehensive hospice related services.
  • Represented Centre Partners in connection with its acquisition of the IMA Group, a national provider of medical and psychological evaluations and case review services.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners in connection with its joint venture with Kelso & Company to combine Jordan Health Services, Great Lakes Caring, and National Home Health Care, creating one of largest home-based care providers in the United States.
  • Represented affiliates of Crestview Advisors in connection with their acquisition of ATC Drivetrain, a leading independent remanufacturer of automotive drivetrain components (primarily transmissions, engines and related components) for in-warranty vehicles in the United States.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition of Hospicelink, the largest hospice-focused durable medical equipment benefit manager in the United States.
  • 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

Educación
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2008
  • M. Eng., Computer Science, Cornell University, 2001
  • B.S., Computer Science, cum laude, Cornell University, 2000
Admitida para practicar como abogado en
  • Nueva York
Admitted to practice in New York. Not admitted in Virginia. Practice is limited to federal tax practice.
Languages
  • Korean, Fluido