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Elan P. Keller

Elan P. Keller

Partner
Tax & Private Clients Department

New York
T: +1 212 836 8097
F: +1 212 836 8689


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Education

  • New York University School of Law
    LLM, Taxation, 1999
  • Syracuse University College of Law
    JD, cum laude, 1998
  • University of Delaware
    BS, with Honors, 1994

Bar Admission(s)

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Elan Keller is a partner in the Tax Department of Kaye Scholer’s New York office. He advises clients on a broad range of tax matters, including tax efficient structuring with respect to cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, the US aspects of inbound and outbound operations, multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions, including restructuring, reorganizations and distributions, transfer pricing, capital markets and structured finance transactions, infrastructure and leasing transactions, and oil, gas, and natural resource transactions. He also advises clients on matters relating to tax audit management, including the representation of clients involved in IRS audits and external financial statement audits, and tax audit planning.

In addition, Elan has significant in-house and corporate leadership experience, managing diverse structural and transaction-based initiatives from a tax perspective.

Elan was recognized and recommended by The Legal 500 for his skills in domestic and international tax law. In comments made to Best Law Firms in 2015, clients identified Elan as “a go-to advisor whose judgment and overall service has proved excellent,” and “an extremely talented attorney whose No. 1 priority is his clients' satisfaction and well-being.” Elan's success as an attorney stems from his extremely diverse yet detailed knowledge of tax law, and his wonderful ability to grasp and explain difficult structures and concepts.”

Prior to joining Kaye Scholer, Elan was an International Corporate Tax Partner at Caplin & Drysdale. Elan was also the former Managing Director and Tax Director of Macquarie Holdings (USA) Inc. During his tenure at Macquarie, Elan established and managed the tax legal and tax reporting functions with oversight of more than twenty CPAs and tax lawyers. In addition, he managed the development and implementation of multi-jurisdictional tax efficient structures across various operating groups and developed a tax risk management framework.