NEWARK, New Jersey, January 10, 2021 —Duane Morris LLP has appointed David A. Sussman managing partner of its Newark, New Jersey, office. Sussman succeeds Greg Haworth, who served in that role since 2017, and will be maintaining his practice with the firm.
“As the firm continues on its exciting growth trajectory in the New York metro region, our Newark office is of strategic importance. We are excited that David will be continuing the strong momentum generated by Greg Haworth,” said Matthew A. Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Duane Morris. “David has established himself as a committed, engaged leader within our firm and we are looking forward to his fresh perspective as well as the contributions that he will make as our office leader in Newark.”
“We have a great office in Newark and offer full-service capabilities to our clients,” said Sussman. “I am excited to collaborate in new ways with my colleagues in Newark, and across Duane Morris, to accelerate the successes and growth that we’ve achieved here.”
Sussman practices in the area of corporate law with a focus on private equity and tax. Additionally, Sussman chairs the firm's Private Investment Funds Group and serves as a team lead for the Duane Morris Private Equity Industry Group. He also is a member of the firm's governing Partners Board.
Sussman's private equity experience includes representing sponsors in connection with launching investment funds, including private equity, hedge, real estate and venture capital funds. He regularly advises funds in connection with their operations, including negotiating with investors and the acquisition and disposition of the funds’ investments.
Sussman also regularly advises private equity funds in connection with the U.S. federal income tax planning for their acquisitions and dispositions of portfolio investments. Specifically, he works with private equity funds on corporate and partnership tax planning, including sophisticated tax planning to minimize U.S. federal taxes for the fund’s investors when buying and selling private companies. He also works with nationally recognized real estate firms in connection with their real estate projects, including negotiating joint ventures with institutional investors and providing U.S. federal income tax advice for their operations and projects.
Sussman received an LL.M. in 2001 from New York University School of Law. He is a 1996 cum laude graduate of New England School of Law and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
About the Duane Morris Newark Office
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