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Scott M. Levine


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  • American University (J.D. 1997); University of Pennsylvania (B.A. cum laude with distinction 1994)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia and Florida

Scott Levine advises on the tax aspects of corporate transactions, including international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs and other divestitures, restructurings, financings, and joint ventures. He also has negotiated private letter rulings with the Internal Revenue Service in the corporate, financial instruments, and energy credit tax areas. He has advised on the tax aspects of structuring cross-border acquisitions and financial instruments.

Scott advised Procter & Gamble on the sale of its pet foods business to Mars, Essilor in its buyout of PPG's interest in Transitions, and Lam Research on its acquisition of Novellus Systems. In the renewable energy sector, he advised SunPower on its acquisition of PowerLight and Solyndra on issues related to solar energy credits. Other representative clients include Abbott Labs, American Greetings, Bank of America, Celgene, Dow Corning, Monsanto, and T-Mobile.

Before joining Jones Day, Scott was a senior manager in KPMG's national tax office.

Scott is currently an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and the International Tax Center at Leiden University in the Netherlands, where he teaches courses on corporate taxation. He has lectured at internal continuing professional education programs and frequently participates as a panelist on programs addressing a wide range of topics from corporate tax to energy credit issues.

Scott is a member of the D.C. Bar Tax Section's Steering Committee and chair of the Tax Section's Corporate Tax Committee.

Scott Levine