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Shane C. Hoffmann

  • Partner | Tax

Washington, DC

T: +1.202.639.7431

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Shane Hoffmann advises clients on a broad range of federal income tax matters, including public and private mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, reorganizations, spinoffs, joint ventures, and internal restructurings.

Shane is recognized by Chambers USA in the Tax category, where he is described by clients as “a strong counselor in the area” with “strong subject matter expertise.” Clients also note that Shane “has a deep understanding of the technical issues” and “his follow-up and follow-through is very first-rate.” Shane is also consistently recognized by Legal 500 as a “Rising Star” in Tax: US Taxes: Non-Contentious, where clients have said that “he knows a lot, is an excellent lawyer, and is so good at explaining complicated concepts.” In 2022, Shane was selected as a Rising Star by Law360, which recognizes attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.

Work highlights:

  • Permira in numerous transactions, including:
    • its pending $10.2 billion acquisition...

Shane Hoffmann advises clients on a broad range of federal income tax matters, including public and private mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, reorganizations, spinoffs, joint ventures, and internal restructurings.

Shane is recognized by Chambers USA in the Tax category, where he is described by clients as “a strong counselor in the area” with “strong subject matter expertise.” Clients also note that Shane “has a deep understanding of the technical issues” and “his follow-up and follow-through is very first-rate.” Shane is also consistently recognized by Legal 500 as a “Rising Star” in Tax: US Taxes: Non-Contentious, where clients have said that “he knows a lot, is an excellent lawyer, and is so good at explaining complicated concepts.” In 2022, Shane was selected as a Rising Star by Law360, which recognizes attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.

Work highlights:

  • Permira in numerous transactions, including:
    • its pending $10.2 billion acquisition, as part of a consortium including Hellman & Friedman, of Zendesk, Inc.;
    • its $14 billion acquisition, as part of a consortium including Advent International Corporation, Crosspoint Capital Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, GIC Private Limited, and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, of McAfee Corporation;
    • its $5.8 billion acquisition of Mimecast Limited;
    • its acquisition of CommentSold;
    • its acquisition of Motus;
    • its acquisition of Lytx;
    • its acquisition of Seismic Software;
    • its sale of BFY Brands to PepsiCo; and
    • its sale of Magento to Adobe.
  • Humana in various transactions, including:
    • its acquisition, together with TPG and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), of Kindred Healthcare, the separation of the Kindred at Home Division from Kindred’s other businesses, Kindred at Home’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Curo Health Services, and Humana’s purchase of TPG’s and WCAS’s interests in Kindred at Home;
    • its carve-out and sale of a majority interest in the Hospice and Personal Care divisions of the Kindred at Home business to Clayton, Dubilier, and Rice in a transaction valued at $3.4 billion;
    • its joint venture with WCAS to develop and operate senior-focused, payor-agnostic, primary care centers; and
    • its acquisition of Family Physicians Group.
  • RedBird Capital Partners in numerous transactions, including:
    • its investment into Fenway Sports Group (owner of the Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club) alongside LeBron James and Maverick Carter;
    • its acquisition of the XFL with Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia;
    • its investment in The SpringHill Company, a production company founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, in which Redbird led a group of investors including Nike, Fenway Sports Group, and Epic Games;
    • its $835 million sale of Main Event Entertainment to David & Buster’s Entertainment;
    • its formation of OneTeam Partners, a joint venture with the National Football League and Major League Baseball players associations centered around the management of players’ portrayals;
    • its formation of RedBird FC, a European football and analytics platform;
    • its acquisition of Talent Systems; and
    • its investment in Skydance Media.
  • Tradeweb Markets in its up-C IPO.
  • Cambridge Information Group in several transactions, including:
    • its $5.3 billion sale of ProQuest to Clarivate;
    • its acquisition of Innovative Interfaces;
    • its acquisition of Ex Libris Group; and
    • Atairos’ acquisition of an ownership position in ProQuest.
  • Lockheed Martin in its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft.

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