DLA Piper announced that David Goldstein and Gerald Rokoff, both formerly with White & Case LLP, have joined the firm as partners in New York.

Goldstein joins the firm’s global finance group and will lead the investment funds practice. Rokoff joins the tax group.

At White & Case, Goldstein served as co-head of the investment funds practice and advised on the formation and regulation of large domestic and international privately pooled investment vehicles, as well as first-time funds of high quality emerging managers. He also counsels fund sponsors in structuring their governance and compensation arrangements.

His broad range of clients includes middle-market funds, real estate opportunity and value funds, international private equity and real estate funds, hedge funds and emerging markets funds. Recent international representations include advising large, well-established funds and managers based in Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Rokoff, formerly the Chair of White & Case's global tax planning committee, has more than 30 years of experience advising asset managers on global and U.S. tax-related issues. Rokoff’s practice involves advising fund sponsors, investment advisors and investors in identifying and implementing tax-efficient investment structures. He has structured investments for U.S. and non-U.S. investors across an array of asset classes including real estate, debt and equities, operating businesses and alternative investments.

Rokoff also advises commercial and investment banks on the tax aspects of capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships, multi-jurisdictional acquisitions and dispositions, leveraged buy-outs and bankruptcy reorganizations.


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