Arturo "Art" Requenez II, a corporate and tax attorney, advises investment funds, investment advisers, investment banks, institutional investors, public and private companies, corporate boards, family offices, established entrepreneurs and business owners on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, investment management and taxation matters. Clients seek him out for his over 20 years of experience in fund formation, U.S. and offshore securities offerings and cross-border transactions, including M&A, buyouts, recapitalizations, investments, joint ventures, partnerships, financings and complex structuring.
In private equity, Art counsels clients at every stage of the private equity fund life cycle, including formation, operations, investments and exit. He advises clients on the creation and operation of diverse types of private funds and investment vehicles including buyout, mezzanine, credit, real estate, venture, co-investment, co-sponsored, offshore, international and multi-country funds. He has extensive experience drafting, negotiating and structuring all aspects of fund formation documents and investor-related agreements, and advising clients on the multidisciplinary legal, regulatory, economic, structural, and "market" aspects of pooled investment vehicles. Art also provides structural solutions and strategic advice to private funds and their founders on leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, dissolutions, co-investment vehicles, parallel funds, feeder funds, blockers, side cars, funds-of-one, carried interest vehicles, executive compensation, and general partner agreements and economics.
Internationally, Art’s experience spans over seventy-five countries throughout Europe, the Americas, and Asia. He has advised multinationals on the structuring of billions of dollars of cross-border transactions and investments, across industries. He is experienced with all aspects of international tax planning, and U.S. inbound and outbound investments. Art also counsels clients on the tax implications that arise when cash, property, businesses or transactions cross borders. And he is experienced leading cross-discipline advisor teams in the design and execution of multi-jurisdictional acquisitions, restructurings, transactions and capital-formation-strategies.
In addition, Art is a national speaker and writer on topics related to taxation, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. His work has appeared in publication for numerous organizations, including Practicing Law Institute, Tax Executives Institute, Institute for International Research, Financial Research Associates, and the Journal of Taxation. Art has been interviewed for legal commentary by Dow Jones, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal, and recognized on CNN Money for his work in private equity.
Adjunct Law Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Private Equity & Hedge Funds
Adjunct Law Professor, University of Miami School of Law, Corporate Taxation
Panelist, Senate Finance Committee Private Equity Taxation Staff Briefing