Overview

Olga has experience in a broad range of federal income tax matters, including tax issues related to mergers and acquisitions, private investment funds, partnerships, real estate investment trusts, derivatives, debt and equity financing, reorganizations, and U.S. and international tax planning.

Her significant transactional experience includes mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, including private equity fund portfolio acquisitions and sales, as well as investments and joint ventures in U.S. real estate and businesses. She also counsels clients on the tax aspects of derivative transactions and capital-raising activities such as IPOs, secondary equity offerings and debt financings. Additionally, Olga advises international clients on tax efficient structures for U.S. investments, including forming and capitalizing U.S. subsidiaries and counseling on intellectual property, tax treaties, and transfer pricing issues.

Olga also represents U.S. and non-U.S. sponsors in the formation of private investment funds. She assists institutional and government investors, pension trusts, and other tax-exempt organizations on structuring their investments in private equity funds, U.S. real estate funds, and hedge funds, including related concerns such as the creation of tax advantaged-structures to address the U.S. Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA).

  • Experience

    • Represented a real estate developer in a $350+ million financing transaction for the construction and development of a high rise mixed-use condominium building in lower Manhattan.
    • Represented a New York limited liability company in the acquisition from multiple sellers of a majority equity interest in a company that owns and operates a vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island.
    • Represented a private equity fund in a preferred equity investment in a culinary specialty food business focused on healthful, allergen-free products.
    • Represented a foreign financial services company in the negotiation of a joint venture arrangement with a domestically controlled REIT and the associated purchase of a 45 percent indirect ownership interest in an office building located in San Francisco, Calif.
    • Represented a foreign financial services company in the negotiation of a joint venture arrangement and the associated purchase of a 49 percent indirect ownership interest in an office building located in Manhattan. Assisted with structural and tax-related planning, including the formation of a REIT to serve as the investment entity in the joint venture, and the negotiation of a nominee ownership structure for NYC transfer tax purposes.
    • Represented a New Jersey-based supplier of specialty ingredients and products for the cosmetics industry in its sale to a private equity fund.
    • Counseled sovereign and institutional investors in connection with their investment programs assisting in the deployment of billions of dollars in private equity, hedge fund and alternative investments.
    • Counseled an electronic trading firm on internal restructuring in advance of a potential sale for an estimated $2 billion.
    • Advised on the formation of a $1.5 billion energy fund.
    • Structured acquisition of a prominent player in the fishing industry for $380+ million.
    • Advised a financial services company on potential inversion structures.
    • Counseled a domestic biopharmaceutical company on repatriation of intellectual property to Ireland.
    • Provided tax advice to a private equity firm focused on the consumer and media sectors in several acquisitions and investments.
    • Represented a leading organic and natural products company in connection with an acquisition.
    • Represented a major oil and gas corporation in several disposition transactions.
  • Credentials

    Education

    • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2007
    • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2004, cum laude
      Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, Member
    • Pace University, B.S., Accounting, 1999, summa cum laude

    Bar Admissions

    • New York

            Professional Memberships

            • TerraLex, Tax & Wealth Services Practice Group, Co-Group Leader (2019 – present)
          • Insights

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            News Release

            Schiff Advises Leaders Bank in Announced Merger Agreement

            Schiff Hardin LLP is representing The Leaders Bank in its announced merger with Providence Bank & Trust.

            News Release

            Schiff Advises Cresset in Merger with Berman Capital Advisors

            Schiff Hardin LLP advised Cresset Asset Management, LLC in its merger with Berman Capital Advisors, LLC, creating a $19.8 billion multi-family office serving clients from 11 offices across the country.

            News Release

            Schiff Counsels BK Medical in Entering into Agreement for Sale to GE Healthcare

            Schiff has advised BK Medical in entering into an agreement to be sold to GE Healthcare for $1.45 billion.

            News Release

            Schiff Guides Good Works Acquisition Corp. in its $2.5 Billion Merger with Cipher Mining Inc.

            Schiff Hardin LLP represented Good Works Acquisition Corp. in its de-SPACing business combination with Cipher Mining Technologies Inc.

            News Release

            Schiff Advises First Mid Bancshares on Pending Acquisitions of Delta Bancshares Company, St. Louis-Based Loan and Deposit Portfolio

            Schiff Hardin LLP is advising First Mid Bancshares, Inc. on two separate recently announced transactions.

            News Release

            Schiff Counsels Altaris on its $1.55B Acquisition of Padagis

            Schiff advised Altaris Capital Partners, LLC on its acquisition of Padagis LLC, formerly the generic prescription pharmaceuticals business of Perrigo Company plc, for $1.55 billion.

            News Release

            Schiff Advises Paramit Corporation in $1B Acquisition by The Tecan Group

            Altaris Capital Partners, LLC has announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Paramit Corporation to The Tecan Group for $1 billion.

            News Release

            Schiff Advises Houston Wire & Cable Company in $91M Acquisition by OmniCable

            Schiff Hardin represented Houston Wire & Cable Company (HWCC) in its agreement to be acquired by OmniCable, LLC for $91 million. HWCC is one of the largest distributors of wire, cable, and fastener products in the U.S. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.

            News Release

            Schiff Guides Altaris in Sale of Senior Helpers

            Schiff Hardin represented Altaris Capital Partners, LLC in the sale of Senior Helpers, an owner and franchisor of professional home care services designed to allow elderly individuals to stay in their homes as long as possible.

            News Release

            Schiff Counsels Snap-on in $200M Acquisition of Dealer-FX Group, Inc.

            Schiff represented Snap-on Incorporated in its approximately $200 million cash purchase of Dealer-FX Group, Inc., a leading developer, marketer, and provider of service operations software solutions for automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers and their dealers.

            Other Publications

            • “Tax Reform could be Expensive for U.S. Investors with Offshore Businesses,” Herrick, Feinstein LLP client alert (Dec. 21, 2017)
            • “A Major Tax Court Decision is a "Game-Changer" for Foreign Investment in U.S. Businesses,” Herrick, Feinstein LLP Tax client alert (Jul. 2017)
            • “IRS Audits Target Management Fee Waivers,” Herrick, Feinstein LLP Tax client alert (May 2017)

            Speeches & Presentations

            • “Foreign Investment in U.S. Business: U.S. Tax Developments and Blocker Structures,” TerraLex 2019 Global Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona (Nov. 15, 2019)
            • “The Use of S Corporations in Estate Planning,” 56th Annual Hawaii Tax Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii (Nov. 6, 2019)
            • “Advancement of Women in the Law,” (panelist) Fordham University School of Law, New York, N.Y. (Mar. 28, 2019)