David I. Shapiro

Firm: Fried Frank
Location: New York - NY

  • One New York Plaza
    New York, New York 10004
  • Tel : 212.859.8039
  • Fax : 212.859.4000

David I. Shapiro is a tax partner resident in Fried Frank’s New York office and co-chair of the Firm’s Tax Department. He joined the Firm in 1992 and became a partner in 2000.

Mr. Shapiro’s practice spans numerous types of tax issues, including in the areas of fund formation and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly represents leading fund sponsors in fund formation, including funds and funds-of-funds with a focus on equity, mezzanine debt, senior loans, distressed debt and real estate, and also focuses on M&A and other corporate transactions, frequently for fund clients.

Mr. Shapiro has also regularly represented public and private companies in a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions, as well as in public and private debt and equity financing transactions. Clients include Bain, BlackRock, Brookfield, Fortress Investment Group, Goldman Sachs & Co., HPS Investment Partners, KKR, and Neuberger Berman, among others.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Shapiro is consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Tax, where a client says: “He can think like a tax lawyer and communicate like a business lawyer,” while another declares: “We trust him immensely.”

Mr. Shapiro was recently named to the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” in Tax: US Taxes: Non-Contentious for being ranked as a Leading Lawyer for six consecutive years. He also has been recognized by Legal 500 US in Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds and in Investment Fund Formation and Management: Alternative/Hedge Funds.

Fried Frank

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises the world’s leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities. The Firm’s approximately 500 lawyers are based in North America and Europe.

From offices strategically located in the world’s principal financial centers, Fried Frank serves as counsel to many of the world’s largest companies, financial institutions and investment firms. We are recognized for our ability to deploy well-configured, cross-border teams that provide the depth of knowledge, breadth of experience and responsive service that clients require to meet their critical business objectives.

Consistently highly ranked by legal directories including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Benchmark: Litigation, the Firm is well-recognized for providing effective business solutions to sophisticated challenges, frequently creating the precedents that others follow. Fried Frank’s origins date to the turn of the 20th century, with such predecessor firms as Riegelman & Bach, Riegelman Hess & Strasser and Strasser Spiegelberg Fried and Frank. Fried Frank as we know it came into being in 1971, with name partners Walter Fried, Hans Frank, Sam Harris, Sargent Shriver and Leslie Jacobson.

The New York office, the Firm’s oldest and largest, concentrates on antitrust and competition, asset management, restructuring and insolvency, capital markets, commercial litigation, executive compensation & ERISA, finance, intellectual property and technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, securities and shareholder litigation, tax, trusts and estates, and white-collar criminal defense and securities enforcement.

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