Patrick J. McCurry - McDermott Will & Emery


Patrick J. McCurry concentrates his practice on the corporate and tax aspects of complex business and investment transactions, with a particular focus on transactions involving single-family offices, private equity funds and other financial sponsors (on both buy and sell-side), emerging businesses, partnerships and strategic joint ventures, limited liability companies and closely held corporations.

Patrick has extensive experience in working with single-family offices in connection with the formation and/or restructuring of family offices and private trust companies, the creation of investment funds, the establishment of incentive equity programs for key employees and related income tax planning.  He also routinely works on complex tax planning for high-net-worth individual and families, tax structuring healthcare services transactions and tax controversy matters.

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Family Office Formations, Restructuring and Private Funds

  • Represented multiple Forbes 100 clients in connection with the formation of management companies and family offices, private investment funds and related incentive equity planning for employees
  • Represented the former CEO of a Fortune 50 company in connection with the formation of a single-family office and various private investment funds and related income tax planning
  • Represented a Forbes 200 client in connection with the formation of a single-family office and private investment funds, an aircraft acquisition, trust and estate planning and multiple direct investments

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2023
  • Chambers USA, 2020 to 2022, Up and Coming; Tax
  • Chambers High Net Worth, Band 1 in USA Nationwide: Family Office & Fund Structuring, 2022 2023

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  • World Tax, International Tax Review 2017
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Federal Tax Institute and Federal Tax Institute Advisory Board, Former Member


Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Alpha Sigma Nu, 2007
University of Notre Dame, BA, 1998