New Chicago Partners Strengthen Corporate Finance, Tax, Lending Practices
March 16, 2007
CHICAGO – March 15, 2007 – Daniel F. Cullen and Donal M. O’Brien have joined the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP as partners in the firm’s Chicago office. Cullen and O’Brien join Bryan Cave from the Chicago office of an international law firm where Cullen served as co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Capital Markets Group and O’Brien was a member of the firm’s corporate group. Cullen and O’Brien both will join Bryan Cave’s Corporate Finance Group. In addition, Cullen will be a member of the firm’s Tax Advice and Controversy Group, and O’Brien will be a member of the firm’s Banking, Business and Public Finance Group.
“Daniel Cullen and Donal O’Brien will help Bryan Cave further expand the firm’s corporate finance, tax and lending practices,” said Jeffrey Morof, managing partner of Bryan Cave’s Chicago office. “With Daniel’s specialties in corporate finance and tax law and Donal’s extensive network within the Irish community in the U.S. and U.K., we look forward their assistance in continuing to strengthen the firm’s capabilities both domestically and internationally.”
Cullen’s practice has focused on U.S. federal income taxation of real estate transactions, international and domestic partnerships, joint ventures and structured finance transactions. He has experience in all aspects of tax planning for U.S. real estate projects, with a specialty in structuring and executing Section 1031 tenancy-in-common offerings.
Cullen is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, Committee on Partnerships, and is the former chair of the Partnerships and Pass-through Entities Division of the Chicago Bar Association’s Federal Tax Committee. He currently is serving as adjunct professor at DePaul University College of Law. Cullen received his LL.M. in 1998 from New York University School of Law, his J.D., cum laude
, in 1997 from American University Washington College of Law and his B.A., magna come laude
, in 1994 from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
O’Brien’s practice has focused on a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities and commercial finance matters. He has been involved in numerous private offerings for U.S. real estate projects and has experience in Section 1031 matters. He primarily represents Anglo-Irish entities in the United States.
O’Brien is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association and is the founder and president of the Ireland Network, the largest Irish professional network in North America. He is currently an adjunct professor of law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. O’Brien received his J.D. in 1998 from Loyola University and his B.A. in 1995 from The University College Dublin.
Bryan Cave LLP has a diversified international practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s nearly 800 lawyers in 13 offices across the United States, United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s leading business and financial markets.
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