Shane C. Hoffmann

Shane C. Hoffmann

  • Associate
  • Tax
  • Washington, DC
  • T:   +1.202.639.7431
  • F:   +1.202.639.7003
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Shane C. Hoffmann is a tax associate resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. He joined the Firm in 2012.

Mr. Hoffmann's practice focuses on federal income taxation, with particular emphasis on the structuring and negotiation of taxable and tax-free corporate acquisitions, reorganizations, spinoffs, and dispositions of ongoing business enterprises.

Mr. Hoffmann's recent notable representations include:
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group in acquisition of 21 regional sports networks from The Walt Disney Company;
  • Permira Funds on numerous engagements including its acquisition of Cisco's Service Provider Video Software Solutions (now called Synamedia), its US$1.68b sale of Magento Commerce to Adobe, its US$350m majority investment in WeddingWire, followed by WeddingWire's US$933m acquisition of XO Group, Inc.;
  • Humana on numerous engagements including, as part of a consortium with TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, the US$4.1b acquisition of the Kindred at Home Division of Kindred Healthcare, as part of a consortium with TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in its acquisition of Curo Health Services for approximately US$1.4b, and its acquisition of Family Physicians Group;
  • Tradeweb Markets in its up-C IPO;
  • Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. in its US$3.3 billion sale of its Energy, Chemicals, and Resources (ECR) segment to WorleyParsons Limited;
  • ProQuest in Atairos' acquisition of an ownership position in the company;
  • Aleris Corporation in its proposed US$2.6b acquisition by Novelis; and
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management on numerous engagements.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Hoffmann is recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as an “Associate to Watch” in Tax, where he is described by clients as having “strong subject matter expertise and is a strong counselor in the area." According to Chambers, he is “a highly accomplished associate with experience advising transactional tax issues.”  Mr. Hoffmann is also recognized by Legal 500 as a “Rising Star” in Tax: US Taxes: Non-Contentious.

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

District of Columbia; New York; Wisconsin

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University of Wisconsin Law School, JD – 2012
  • magna cum laude
Georgetown University, MA – 2009
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, BA – 2008
  • summa cum laude
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