Mark H. Leeds

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New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 506 2499

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement
  • Investment Management
  • Tax
  • Tax Transactions & Consulting
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 212 506 2499
Facsimile: 212-262-1910 Telex: 701842 Cable: LEMAYEN
http://www.mayerbrown.com/people/Mark-H-Leeds/
 
University State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., cum laude, 1981
 
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1984; New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1990
 
Admitted1984, New York
 
Memberships 

Activities
•Member, Committee of Banking Institutions on Taxation
•Member, Institute of International Bankers
•Member, New York State Bar Association, Tax Section
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, The Tax Club
•Member, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)
•Trustee, Best Buddies of New York

 
Biography

Mark H. Leeds is a Tax Transactions & Consulting partner in Mayer Brown's New York office. His practice is focused on the tax consequences of a variety of capital markets products and strategies, including over-the-counter derivative transactions, swaps, tax-exempt derivatives and strategies for efficient utilization of tax attributes-such as net operating losses.

Mark advises on the tax aspects of capital markets, structured finance, derivatives, financial products and insurance transactions and has extensive experience working with both buyers and sellers to develop and structure complex derivatives. A significant portion of his work involves the taxation of financial products and trading strategies engaged in by banks and other financial market participants. He also advises on hedge fund and other investment vehicle formation matters.

Mark is a former managing director and senior tax counselor with Deutsche Bank in New York. He also served as the general counsel of a credit derivative company and was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, where he led the capital markets tax practice.

A frequent writer and speaker on tax topics affecting the capital markets, Mark is also the editor-in-chief of the monthly publication Derivatives: Financial Products Report.

 
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Like a Hot Knife Through Butter: The US Congress and Internal Revenue Service Pierce Straight Through Barrier Options
Mark H. Leeds, October 14, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has disputed the tax consequences for holders of barrier call options for at least five years. Recently, however, Congress and the IRS have sought to use the court of public opinion and the rules for accounting method changes to influence the outcome in tax audits...

The New Deal: Hedge Fund Management Fees Are Subject to Social Security Taxes
Mark H. Leeds, September 25, 2014
It’s probably fair to speculate that there were significant numbers of tax aficionados (including the author of this article) among the audience for Ken Burns’ recent public television extravaganza on the Roosevelt dynasty. Unfortunately for this segment of the audience, the...

Do What I Say, Not What I Do: The US Internal Revenue Service Finalizes Changes to the Mixed Straddle Rules
James R. Barry,George W. Craven,Mark H. Leeds, July 22, 2014
In 1981, when Congress enacted the straddle rules preventing selective loss recognition, it directed the IRS to allow taxpayers to recognize built-in gain and loss on mixed straddles. In response, the IRS wrote regulations that permit such gain and loss recognition. The IRS has changed its view and...

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Mark H. Leeds

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