Alejandro Ruiz - McDermott Will & Emery


Alejandro Ruiz advises his clients on the tax aspects of complex domestic and cross-border transactions and the formation and operation of private equity funds. He is experienced with negotiating, documenting, facilitating and consummating transactions involving partnerships, corporations, REITs and off-shore entities. Alex advises on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, recapitalizations, securities offerings, debt and equity restructurings, joint ventures and entity formations and has particular experience in modeling the tax treatment of such transactions. His clients include private equity funds, private and public companies, venture capital funds, real estate investment trusts, individuals and tax-exempt organizations. Alex has extensive experience advising buyers, sellers, founders and joint venture partners in transactions involving healthcare companies. Alex is also experienced in advising on the tax aspects of fund sponsor compensation arrangements, management co-investments and incentive equity compensation, as well as drafting equity purchase and profits interest agreements and complex bonus plans.

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  • Northern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2012 to 2016


  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, served as Member, 2013
  • Street Law Inc., Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, served as an Instructor


Harvard Law School, JD, 2006
Indiana University, BA, 2003