Afshin Beyzaee is a Partner in Liner’s Business Transactions & Restructuring Group, who brings together a deep understanding of both corporate and tax issues providing his clients with holistic solutions to their business and transactional needs. In the last year, he led a legal team advising Progressive in the sale of a 65% equity interest in Los Angeles-based Progressive to Total. He also led the legal team in the merger of Keystone into Progressive, providing guidance on complex legal and tax structuring matters. He provides business guidance on high-level issues, as well as on day-to-day matters. For example he advised Canada-based Oppy on a multifaceted transaction spanning several jurisdictions as it entered into a strategic partnership with Total Produce and T&G Global Limited.
Because of his innovative and creative ways to overcome structural roadblocks, clients regularly look to Afshin for his understanding of the corporate, tax, and business issues they confront. Afshin helps clients navigate tax issues that arise in an array of different business contexts. His extensive experience in addressing tax issues in mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, financial distress, real estate, and other business situations allows him to help clients structure their affairs in a tax-efficient manner and avoid costly pitfalls. As a leading expert on the subject, he also regularly advises companies and service providers on the issues associated with establishing tax-favored “profits interests” arrangements and issuing them to service providers.
His clients have included publicly traded and privately held corporations, S corporations, partnerships, business trusts, limited liability companies, private equity and real estate funds, real estate developers, financial institutions, and trade associations.