Brian W. Kniesly

Brian Kniesly is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Firm's Tax Practice Group. Mr. Kniesly focuses on the federal income taxation of real estate investment trusts (REITs), investment funds, partnerships, real estate and mergers and acquisitions. He has been involved in tax planning on some of the largest real estate transactions in the United States and has provided extensive advise to corporate, individual, and non-U.S. investors and funds on structuring investments in real estate, debt and other investments, including through the use of REITs to invest in hotels, health care facilities as well as other real estate. He also worked on a wide range of transactions including sales and dispositions of REITs, partnership reorganizations, asset sales, sale-leasebacks, and fund formations. Mr. Kniesly also has extensive experience advising on New York state and local tax issues, including transfer taxes, commercial rent and occupancy taxes and others.

Mr. Kniesly received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1998 and is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.

Good to know

Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Tax and 2) Real Estate
Law School University of Pennsylvania Law School, Penn Law (J.D.,1998)
Education The Ohio State University (B.A.,1992)
Bar Member / Association Connecticut State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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