Michael Walutes Partner

New York
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Michael has been advising clients on transactional tax matters for more than 25 years. He represents clients in connection with a broad range of tax matters, with a particular focus on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, fund matters, real estate investment trusts, securities issuances, recapitalizations, financing, and cross-border investments. His clients range from startups to global public corporations.

Press Mentions

Lowenstein Sandler represented The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, in its acquisition of By Kilian, a Paris-based prestige fragrance brand. The acquisition creates a strategic opportunity for Estée Lauder to enhance its leadership in the ultra-luxury fragrance market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Led by partner Marita Makinen, the Lowenstein deal team includes Annie Nazarian Davydov, Kim Donnelly Rowe, Matt Savare, David Toma, Darren Goodman, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Megan Monson, Michael Walutes, Lesley AdamoMarc Lomasky and Manali Joglekar. , February 25, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler is advising Diligent Corporation, the leading provider of secure online collaboration and document sharing solutions, in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global venture capital and private equity firm. Under the terms of the transaction, stockholders of Diligent, a New Zealand Stock Exchange listed company, will receive $US 4.90 in cash for each share of Diligent stock, a consideration which values Diligent at approximately $US 624 million, including cash. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including stockholder approval, and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2Q 2016. Diligent will be a privately-held company upon closing. The Lowenstein team included Marita Makinen, Michael Reinhardt, Victoria Rutwind, Randall Dorf, Marc Lomasky, James Gregory, Darren Goodman, Michael Walutes, Lesley Adamo, Matthew Savare, Lisa Harvey, Lowell CitronTheodore Sica and Michael Brosse. , February 14, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler is representing The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its investment in Have & Be Co. Ltd., the South Korean company behind skin care brands Dr. Jart+ and Do The Right Thing. The investment is anticipated to create a strategic opportunity to develop a partnership with one of Korea’s most promising high-growth skin care brands. Terms of the investment have not been disclosed and the deal is expected to close in December. The Lowenstein deal team included Marita Makinen, Jonathan Goodman, Randy Dorf, Kimberly Donnelly Rowe, David Lifshitz, Marc Lomasky, Brandon Greenblatt, Matt Savare, Darren Goodman, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Michael WalutesLesley Adamo and Amiad Kushner. , October 26, 2015
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Related Areas

Corporate
Tax

Education


Yale Law School ( J.D. )
The Johns Hopkins University ( B.A. ) , Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions


New York
New Jersey