Deborah Taeid advises clients on a wide variety of international, federal, state and local tax matters. She focuses her practice on counseling clients on domestic and cross-border investments and business transactions. These include matters related to business formation, financing and reorganization, as well as mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures. Deborah also represents hedge funds and private equity funds on structuring, launch and operation.

Deborah was named in Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2021.



New York University School of Law (J.D., 2015)

Brandeis University (B.A., 2011)

Bar Admissions

2016, New York

Speaking Engagements

Proposed Carried Interest

Co-Speaker, Strafford Webinar, November 2020


Tax Issues and Planning to Consider Before Year-End 2020

November 10, 2020

November 2020 This annual newsletter briefly highlights certain tax issues and planning that hedge fund managers (and other high-net-worth individuals) should consider (or reconsider) before year-end. Although year-end tax planning is always important, the potential increase in tax rates in 2021 makes it even more important this year-end. The election may be over, but uncertainty…

The Impact on Fund Investors and Fund Managers of the New Regulations on the Business Interest Expense Limitation under Section 163(j)

August 25, 2020

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “TCJA”), enacted on December 22, 2017, made significant changes to Section 163(j) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), regarding the deductibility of business interest expense. For tax years 2018 through 2025, Section 163(j) of the Code generally limits a taxpayer’s business interest expense…

Kleinberg Kaplan Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America

August 21, 2020

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2021 edition. Several firm attorneys were listed in the Best Lawyers in America and in the inaugural Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch categories. Best Lawyers in America 2021 Philip Gross (Tax Law) Jeffrey B. Kolodny (Trusts & Estates) James R.…

A Tax Planning “Hat Trick” for Funds Acquiring Portfolio Company Debt

July 9, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are having difficulty meeting payment obligations on their outstanding debt. However, thanks to a combination of the U.S.-Irish income tax treaty and Section 108 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), private equity funds (and other funds) may be able to find…

More Global High-Wealth Audits Expected Soon

June 22, 2020

The Commissioner of the IRS Large Business and International Division recently announced that the Global High Wealth Industry Group of the IRS will initiate several hundred audits of high-wealth individuals. The audits are expected to commence beginning July 15 when the suspension of certain examination and collection functions of the IRS is lifted. A representative…

Kleinberg Kaplan represents Mittleman in its completed merger with Aimia

June 22, 2020

Kleinberg Kaplan is pleased to have represented Mittleman Brothers, LLC in its completed merger with Aimia Inc. (AIM). This represents another in a recent string of Canadian public company transactions and activism engagements handled by our firm. Kleinberg Kaplan attorneys advising Mittleman included partners Christopher P. Davis and Eric Wagner and associate Alex Shiekman (Corporate), partner…

Hedge Funds – Tax Issues and Planning to Consider Before Year-End 2019

December 17, 2019

Year-end has always been a time for tax planning and we send our clients and friends our year-end tax planning newsletter on an annual basis. Similar to the end of 2018, there does not appear to be significant tax legislation on the horizon. Also, there are still many unanswered questions regarding the 2017 Tax Cuts…

Certain Fund Managers May Be Required To File TIC Form SHL By August 30, 2019

August 21, 2019,

Fund managers may be required to file Treasury International Capital (“TIC”) Form SHL, Report of Foreign-Residents’ Holdings of U.S. Securities, Including Selected Money Market Instruments (SHL (2019)) by August 30, 2019, based on the fair value of certain U.S. securities determined as of June 28, 2019, issued to foreign persons. This newsletter focuses on the…

Kleinberg Kaplan Attorneys Featured in Law360 Article on Largest First-Half Hotel M&A Deals

July 23, 2019

Kleinberg Kaplan attorneys were recently featured in Law360‘s article on the Largest First-Half Hotel M&A Deals. Kleinberg Kaplan’s contribution includes the $420 million venture with GFI Capital Resources Group (“GFI Capital”) and Elliott Management Corporation (“Elliot”) to acquire the Parker Hotel in New York. Kleinberg Kaplan acted as counsel to both GFI Capital and Elliott.…

Proposed Regulations May Substantially Mitigate CFC Tax Issues for Funds – Certain Funds May Want to Issue Amended 2018 K-1s

June 20, 2019,

The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations on Friday, June 14th, addressing various aspects of the controlled foreign corporation (“CFC”) rules, including with respect to global intangible low-taxed income (“GILTI”) and, significantly, who is a 10% or more shareholder for inclusion purposes regarding subpart F income and GILTI income. Among other things, the proposed regulations…

Tax Planning for Losses

December 26, 2018,

This newsletter is a brief follow-up to our recent year-end tax newsletter. Click here for our year-end newsletter. Since our 2018 year-end newsletter was distributed, the stock market has been very volatile and decreased significantly (although the market was up a lot today, December 26th, fortunately). Many funds may have significant unrealized losses. This newsletter…

Hedge Funds – Tax Issues and Planning to Consider Before Year-End

December 5, 2018

Year-end has always been a time for tax planning and we send our clients and friends our year-end tax planning newsletter on an annual basis. Unlike the end of 2017, there does not appear to be significant tax legislation on the horizon, although there still could be some changes enacted in 2019, including some potential…

Potential One-Time Opportunity Today For Federally Deductible Charitable Contribution With A Credit Against State And Local Taxes -Check Must Be Mailed Today, August 27th-

August 27, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury issued proposed regulations on August 23rd which are proposed to be effective beginning tomorrow, August 28th. As such, the proposed regulations offer a potential opportunity, which expires today, August 27th, in which to make contributions to a state charitable fund to potentially receive a charitable deduction for federal tax…

New Connecticut Tax on Pass-Through Entities — Impact on Hedge Funds and Hedge Fund Managers

June 12, 2018,

On May 31, 2018, Connecticut enacted the “Act Concerning Connecticut’s Response to Federal Tax Reform”. Among other things, the Act imposes a 6.99% tax on certain pass-through entities (which, prior to the Act, were not subject to any Connecticut entity-level income tax). This tax may have significant implications for fund managers and other businesses with…