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Timothy J. Santoli

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Tim is a seasoned tax attorney with deep capabilities in US and international federal income taxation, including in relation to venture capital, private equity, and other transactions, as well as fund formation, emerging companies, and bankruptcy. He has represented clients across a wide variety of industries, including financial services, health care, pharmaceuticals, technology, retail, education, automotive, and cannabis. 

Tim has extensive experience advising clients on US and cross-border tax-planning strategies, taxable and tax-free mergers, and acquisitions and dispositions of US and foreign corporations. He also regularly counsels clients on partnership tax matters involving fund formation and restructuring. In addition, his practice encompasses representing private equity fund and venture capital sponsors and their portfolio companies in transactions, joint ventures, liquidations, and investments.

Prior to joining Mintz, Tim was a partner and earlier a senior managing associate and an associate in the Taxation Practice of a global law firm, where he handled a broad spectrum of domestic and international federal income tax matters.

Experience

Private Equity and Venture Capital

  • Represented a private equity firm in connection with multiple middle market acquisitions and divestitures of portfolio companies focused on the technology services, media, education, and communication sectors.
  • Represented a New York–based investment firm in connection with fund formation and acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Represented a venture capital firm in connection with fund formation and acquisitions in the insurtech, fintech, and health care sectors.
  • Represented two investment firms in connection with acquisitions of companies in the specialty adhesives manufacturing sector.
  • Represented a global asset management firm in connection with an acquisition in the energy sector.
  • Represented a private equity firm in connection with the acquisition of distressed companies in the automotive industry.
  • Represented a private equity–backed company in connection with its acquisition of a large inheritance lender.

Public Company M&A, IPOs, and SPACs

  • Represented a multinational financial technology company in connection with its acquisition of an Israeli-based digital asset security firm.
  • Represented a life and health insurance company to sell its life insurance business to a multinational insurance holding company.
  • Represented a biodefense company in connection with its business combination with a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company.
  • Represented a preclinical drug delivery and RNA medicines company in connection with its collaboration and equity investment transaction with a biopharmaceutical company
  • Represented a blank check company focused on the innovative biopharmaceutical sector in connection with its business combination with a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company.
  • Represented a leading Asia Pacific online luxury marketplace and platform in connection with its business combination with a blank check company and its subsequent listing on the NASDAQ.
  • Represented a French consultancy group listed on Euronext Paris in connection with its cross-border acquisition of a US-based IT consultancy company and other follow-on acquisitions.
  • Represented a provider of global trade management software solutions in connection with its acquisition of a supply chain software company.
  • Represented a Spain-based public company focused on testing inspection and certification in connection with its acquisition of a company that provides materials, component, electrical, and electromagnetic compatibility testing.
  • Represented a public company in connection with its combination with a clinical-stage oncology company targeting the epigenetic causes of cancers.

Private Company M&A

  • Represented a French multinational dairy products corporation in connection with its acquisition of a division of a large US food products company.
  • Represented a global managed security services provider and cyber operations company in connection with its sale to a private equity fund.
  • Represented a REIT in connection with its tax-deferred merger with and into a public company.
  • Represented a banking and retail support services company in connection with its sale to a private equity fund.
  • Represented a private, family-owned Canada-based company engaged in grain trade and agri-food business, energy, real estate, and financial services in connection with its acquisition of a Canada-based trucking company with operations throughout North America.
  • Represented a Czech-based global chemical producer in connection with its agreement to acquire the mining solutions business from a NYSE-listed American chemical company.
  • Represented an international energy group in connection with its acquisition of a US-based metallurgical coal producer.
  • Represented a Korea-based retailer in connection with its acquisition of a US-based food retailer.
  • Represented a private-equity backed registered financial advisory firm in its acquisition of multiple asset manager and wealth planning firms.
  • Represented an Austria-based manufacturer in connection with its investment in and acquisition of a scaffolding company.
  • Represented a UK-based investment research boutique in connection with its acquisition by a US-based investment management and broking group.
  • Represented a cloud-based video content infrastructure business in connection with its acquisition by a private equity fund.
  • Represented a provider of AI and machine learning capabilities in connection with its acquisition by a private equity–backed software company.

Fund Formation

  • Represented a New York–based investment firm in connection with the formation of multiple funds.
  • Represented a real estate investment fund in connection with a debt fund.
  • Represented an investment and analytics boutique in connection with the formation of an IP litigation fund.
  • Represented a Canadian venture capital firm in connection with the formation of its second fund investing in fintech startups.
  • Represented a Spanish real estate fund in connection with the formation of its funds.
  • Represented a venture capital fund focusing on the insurtech, fintech, and health care sectors in connection with the formation of its funds.
  • Represented a venture capital fund focusing on tech-based, export manufacturing companies to create clean jobs.
  • Represented a private credit fund that provides collateralized loans to small- and mid-sized, non-sponsored businesses.
  • Represented a global venture firm with a focus on blockchain and related technologies.
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Recognition & Awards

  • Ranked by the Legal 500 United States for Non-Contentious Tax (2020)
  • Ranked by the Legal 500 United States for International Tax (2020)
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Involvement

  • Member, Tax Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association
  • Member, Foreign Activities of US Taxpayers Committee, American Bar Association
  • Member, US Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties Committee, American Bar Association
  • Member, Tax Treaties Committee, Tax Section, American Bar Association
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Timothy J. Santoli

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