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Benjamin Rippeon
 

Benjamin Rippeon

Partner
 
900 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001 
 
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Fax: +1-202-636-5502

A Partner in the Firm’s Tax Practice, Benjamin Rippeon provides a wide range of clients with sophisticated, solutions-oriented advice related to domestic and international tax issues. He focuses on tax planning for investment funds and strategic corporate and real estate acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations. His diverse group of clients include corporations, investment funds, joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). Benjamin has also advised on the formation of numerous private REITs in connection with real estate acquisitions and dispositions involving U.S. and non-U.S. investors, including sovereign wealth funds.

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Work Highlights
  • Experience prior to Simpson Thacher includes representing:
    • Leonard Green and Partners in the structuring and formation of Green Equity Investors VII and VIII, L.P., as well as its middle market-dedicated fund, Jade Equity Investors, L.P.
    • The Chernin Group in the structuring and formation of its first and second private equity funds
    • MidOcean Partners in its acquisitions and dispositions of multiple portfolio companies and add-on acquisitions, including Belfiore Real Estate Consulting, LYNX Franchising and Interactive Business Systems
    • Quad-C in its acquisitions and dispositions of multiple portfolio companies, including investments in Learners Edge and Astrix Technology Group, and its sale of Inmark Packaging Solutions
    • Viant Technology Inc. in its $250 million UP-C IPO
    • The founders of Weedmaps in its $1.5 billion merger with Silver Spike Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded SPAC
    • Marriott International in its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts
       
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2000 J.D.
    cum laude
  • Washington and Lee University, 1997 B.S.
Admissions
  • U.S. Tax Court 2003
  • District of Columbia 2001
  • Maryland 2000

A Partner in the Firm’s Tax Practice, Benjamin Rippeon provides a wide range of clients with sophisticated, solutions-oriented advice related to domestic and international tax issues. He focuses on tax planning for investment funds and strategic corporate and real estate acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations. His diverse group of clients include corporations, investment funds, joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). Benjamin has also advised on the formation of numerous private REITs in connection with real estate acquisitions and dispositions involving U.S. and non-U.S. investors, including sovereign wealth funds. In addition, Benjamin has assisted clients in resolving tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service, and in drafting private letter ruling requests. He also provides counsel to several tax-exempt organizations.

Benjamin received his B.S. from Washington and Lee University in 1997, and his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000, where he was a member of the Tax Lawyer. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland, as well as the U.S. Tax Court.

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