Tax Partner Brian Kniesly Joins Gibson Dunn in New York

November 20, 2015

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Brian Kniesly has joined the firm as a partner in the Tax Practice Group.  He was previously a partner with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

“We are delighted to welcome Brian to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Brian is highly regarded by the New York real estate investor community.  With his experience advising on some of the most significant and complex real estate transactions in New York, he will enhance our ability to provide the highest quality service to our real estate clients in the city and firmwide.”

“Brian is a strong addition to the firm,” said Steven Shoemate, Co-Partner in Charge of the New York office.  “He is a talented tax lawyer whose knowledge and experience in tax law will be a tremendous addition to our real estate and tax practices.  In addition, Brian has significant experience advising hedge funds and private equity funds on fund formations and restructurings, investment transactions and tax compliance, which will strengthen our U.S. and international funds capability.”

“I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues at Gibson Dunn,” said Kniesly.  “I’ve known the attorneys at Gibson Dunn for years, and I’m eager to join them and the premier real estate platform they’ve established.”

About Brian Kniesly

Kniesly focuses his tax practice in the areas of real estate, real estate investment funds, investment trusts, and mergers and acquisitions.  He has extensive experience advising on New York state and local taxes, including transfer taxes, commercial rent and occupancy taxes and others.  His investment fund experience is focused on fund formations, including fund structuring for hedge funds, real estate funds, private equity debt funds and investor negotiations. 

Prior to joining the firm, Kniesly practiced with Fried Frank in New York since 2001.  He is a 1998 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he received the Bernard A. Chertcoff Prize for the highest grade in taxation.