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David A. Sausen

David A. Sausen


New York
T: +1 212 836 8569
F: +1 212 836 6737

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  • New York University School of Law
    LLM, Taxation, 2006
  • Cornell Law School
    JD, 2001
  • Cornell University
    BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, cum laude, 1998

Bar Admission(s)

  • US Tax Court, 2007
  • New York, 2002

David A. Sausen is a Partner in Kaye Scholer’s Tax Department. His practice is broad-based, covering tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and limited liability companies, investment funds, leveraged leasing transactions, sovereign wealth funds, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and cross-border transactions.  He has substantial experience in working with clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and partnership restructurings, investment fund formations and restructurings, and IRS and New York tax controversy matters.

In addition, David has considerable experience in forming and advising tax-exempt organizations on various issues including private inurement, self-dealing, unrelated business taxable income, and excess benefit transactions. In 2014 he was honored by the New York State Bar Association with its President’s Pro Bono Service Award for his longstanding commitment to helping nonprofit organizations achieve and maintain tax-exempt status. David also serves on the Pro Bono Committee at Kaye Scholer.