NEW YORK -- (March 11, 2020) -- Seyfarth announced today the arrival of partner Rotem Bar-Kokhva to the Corporate department and Tax practice in the firm's growing New York office. Rotem joins from the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he practiced in the Tax group for more than a decade.

Rotem advises private and public multinational clients, including private equity funds, hedge funds, and Fortune 500 companies, on tax matters in a wide range of transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and restructuring transactions, IPOs, and other security offerings, in both the United States and foreign markets. Rotem also advises clients on real estate matters, including acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, recapitalizations, and workouts.

"We're excited to add an accomplished tax lawyer of Rotem's caliber, who deepens our bench of trusted tax advisors in New York and across the firm," said Steven Meier, chair of Seyfarth's Corporate department and co-chair of the firm's Tax practice.

"We continue to expand our platform in New York to deliver the most sophisticated legal services for our clients' toughest business problems, which increasingly include complex tax matters," said John Napoli, co-managing partner of Seyfarth's New York office and co-chair of the firm's Tax practice. "Rotem's significant experience in the public and private sectors, including major corporate and real estate transactions, will be of great benefit to the firm and our clients."

Rotem is the latest arrival to join Seyfarth's growing New York office this year. In February, the firm welcomed a team of high-stakes securities litigators, led by nationally recognized partners Vincent Sama, Catherine Schumacher, and Daphne Morduchowitz, who joined the Litigation department and Securities & Fiduciary Duty Litigation team in New York.

"Rotem is another strong addition to our team in New York. He's a proven tax lawyer and dedicated counselor who fits our strategic focus on the types of sophisticated matters where clients need us the most," said Lorie Almon, co-managing partner of Seyfarth's New York office.

An Israeli native and American citizen, Rotem served in the Israeli Defense Forces' Military Advocate General's Office, where he was a District Military Prosecution Head involved in matters of National Security, retiring in the rank of Captain. Rotem holds a number of degrees, earning his LLM from New York University School of Law, and both LLM and LLB from Tel Aviv University Law Faculty.