Gary Silber is Of Counsel in the firm’s Tax practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's New York office. He represents clients in a wide range of tax matters in relation to corporate transactions, partnerships, and joint ventures. His practice focuses on U.S. and global tax matters related to bankruptcies, taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, capital market offerings, and financings. The nature of his work has allowed him to become adept not only in handling a large variety of transactional and tax matters, but also in handling those matters across a range of industries.
Past clients include utilities, pharmaceutical companies, sports franchises, real estate developers, financial services providers, and private equity groups.
- Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 2010
- New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2011
- Touro College, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2006
- PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company in their chapter 11 cases. PG&E has approximately 16,000,000 customers, 24,000 employees and estimated liabilities (including contingent and disputed liabilities) in excess of $50 billion.
- Blackstone in its acquisition of Certified Collectibles Group LLC and its investment in Hotwire Communications.
- Providence Equity Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in 365 Retail Markets, LLC.
- SoftBank Vision Fund, together with Toyota Motor Corporation and DENSO Corporation, in a $1 billion investment in the Advanced Technologies Group of Uber Technologies Inc.
- 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Inc. in its chapter 11 restructuring.
- Fairway Group Holdings Corporation, the parent company of Fairway Market, in its sales in a chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of five stores and its distribution center to Village Super Market, Inc., of three stores to Bogopa Enterprises (the owner of Food Bazaar), of one store to a Key Food Stores Cooperative Inc. member, and of two real estate leases to Amazon Retail LLC.
- CVC in its acquisition of a significant minority stake in CFGI, in a transaction that valued CFGI at $1.9 billion.
- Oak Hill Capital and its portfolio company Galway Insurance Holdings, a holding company for EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, and JenCap Holdings LLC in, together with The Carlyle Group, the sale of a majority stake in Galway to Harvest Partners, with Oak Hill and Carlyle reinvesting in Galway.