Michelle B. Gold

Michelle B. Gold

  • Partner
  • Tax
  • Washington, DC
  • T:   +1.202.639.7243
  • F:   +1.202.639.7003
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Michelle Berk Gold is a tax partner resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. She joined the Firm in 1997 and became partner in 2005.

Ms. Gold concentrates her practice in the area of federal income taxation and in particular, partnership transactions. Ms. Gold specializes in the representation of fund sponsors in private equity and hedge fund formations, including funds and fund-of-funds focusing on equity, infrastructure assets, energy assets, distressed debt, and real estate.  Ms. Gold also frequently represents clients investing in, and co-investing with, private equity funds, hedge funds and other alternative investment vehicles.  Recent representations have included a global debt fund, a real estate fund, a global infrastructure fund, a secondaries fund, a Japanese debt fund and an energy fund, as well as several equity, infrastructure and other co-investments and single purpose funds-of-funds.

Ms. Gold is one of the leaders of the Women's Forum Planning Committee, a representative group directing Fried Frank's Firmwide women's affinity group.

Honors & Awards

Ms. Gold is recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Tax, where a client stated "She is incredibly thoughtful, fast, innovative and a real pleasure to work with" praising her ability to "explain things in a clear and concise way that lets me make the best possible decision."  According to Chambers, sources also say “She is very thorough and a great drafter – she gives very clear, concise and actionable advice.”  Ms. Gold has also been recognized by Legal 500 in US Taxes: Non-Contentious.

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

District of Columbia; Virginia

Practices & Industries


Georgetown University Law Center, JD – 1997
  • magna cum laude
  • Articles Editor, Law and Policy in International Business Journal
Brandeis University, BA – 1993
Georgetown University, The Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, MBA – 1997


  • French
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