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Janicelynn Asamoto Park


Janicelynn Asamoto Park is a partner in the Tax Department and a member of the Private Funds Group. She counsels fund sponsors and their investors as to the tax and economic considerations relating to forming, operating, and investing in private investment funds, co-investment vehicles, and other investment partnerships across asset classes. Janicelynn also regularly advises investors and sponsors in buy-side and sell-side secondary transactions (including in connection with GP-led fund restructurings).

Her practice also includes advising on domestic and cross-border financings and investments, inbound and outbound private mergers and acquisitions, and equity-compensation arrangements.

Janicelynn currently serves on the board of Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, a not-for-profit organization that partners with physicians to promote early literacy in low-income communities.

Before joining Proskauer, Janicelynn served as a law clerk for the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and was a youth development volunteer in Honduras with the U.S. Peace Corps.

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Tax Court Rules that Extensions of Variable Prepaid Forward Contracts Do Not Result in Taxable Exchanges

Last week, in McKelvey v. Commissioner¸[1] the U.S. Tax Court held that the extension of a typical variable prepaid forward contract (“VPFC”) did not give rise to a taxable exchange to the obligor because a VPFC is solely an obligation, and not property, within the meaning of section 1001 of the Internal Revenue Code. The … Continue Reading

Final and Temporary Debt-Equity Regulations Issued by the IRS

On October 13, 2016, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final and temporary regulations under section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code. The final and temporary regulations recharacterize certain debt instruments as equity for all federal income tax purposes. The final and temporary regulations narrow considerably the scope of the proposed regulations … Continue Reading

Proposed Regulations Under Section 355 Clarify Device and Active Trade or Business Requirements for Spin-offs

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) have published proposed regulations that would modify the device and active trade or business requirements for tax-free spin-offs under section 355 of the Code in three important respects. First, the proposed regulations clarify the “device” test and its relationship to the “business … Continue Reading

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