Howard Leventhal’s practice focuses on tax.
Practice & Background
Howard Leventhal has extensive experience in the financial services industry with particular focus in the alternative fund space. He focuses on tax matters and counsels on fund and management company structures as well as financial products.
Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Leventhal was a senior tax partner in Ernst and Young’s financial services office and a co-national director of their asset management tax practice.
On a number of occasions, Mr. Leventhal has authored Comment Letters and made formal presentations to the U.S. Treasury Department involving issues impacting the hedge fund industry. Such matters have included tax shelter disclosures, credit default swaps and partnership allocation methodologies.
Mr. Leventhal performs structuring advice for new fund organizations as well as for existing platforms. He advises on matters related to management companies as well as for high net worth individuals. Mr. Leventhal has been involved with a myriad of issues encompassing complex partnership and corporate structures, matters involving initial public offerings, taxation of financial products and derivatives, foreign currency issues, U.S. taxation of offshore entities and a significant number of other matters facing client organizations.
As a former director on the board of the Managed Fund Association, Mr. Leventhal has been involved with a myriad of policy as well as industry issues.
Mr. Leventhal received a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.