Schiff Hardin LLP today announced that Olga Bogush has joined the firm’s Tax Practice as a partner in the New York office. Bogush represents clients in tax issues related to mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and finance transactions, as well as matters involving partnerships, real estate investment trusts, and international tax planning.
“Olga’s considerable experience handling complex transactions will play a critical role as our tax team expands,” said Robert R. Pluth, Jr., leader of the firm’s Tax Practice Group. “Schiff Hardin has a vibrant private equity practice and sophisticated finance practice, and we expect that Olga’s contribution to both will be significant.”
In the area of private equity, Bogush is experienced in fund formations and private equity transactions. She advises on the tax aspects of investments and joint ventures in real estate, as well as derivative transactions and capital-raising activities. Additionally, Bogush counsels clients on efficient tax structures for cross-border transactions. She recently advised companies on potential structural changes needed in light of recent changes in tax law and partnership audit rules.
“Schiff Hardin’s strong corporate transactional practice is very much aligned with my practice,” Bogush said. “At the same time, I was drawn to the firm’s collegial culture and commitment to excellence.”
The addition of Bogush strengthens Schiff Hardin’s presence in New York, where the firm has been expanding to meet an uptick in M&A and private equity work. A key area of focus for Bogush and Schiff Hardin’s Tax team is middle-market transactions for privately held clients, which often involve cross-border issues.
Prior to joining Schiff Hardin, Bogush was counsel at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, where she advised on transactional tax matters.