“Grateful for the opportunity, I look forward to being a part of Norris McLaughlin’s growth strategy in bringing my taxation experience to the firm’s New York office. I am excited to work with the firm’s attorneys in a multi-disciplinary approach,” Oxendine said.
“With LaShawn on board, we are expanding our team of taxation attorneys into New York to better serve our clients and their needs, and further enhance our reach. With her experience, LaShawn will be a valuable asset not only to the group and the New York office but to the entire firm,” said Andrew N. Parfomak, Administrative Partner of the firm’s New York office.
Oxendine focuses her practice on tax law, negotiating tax representations, warranties, covenants, and other key tax provisions of various transaction agreements. In business taxation, she analyzes tax-optimal entity structures for private equity and investment funds. Oxendine counsels C corporation clients on tax planning opportunities and applicable Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provisions related to IRC 163(j) business interest expense deduction limitations, use of net operating losses, Subpart F income, and global intangible low-taxed income. She also drafts tax distribution and allocation provisions of operating agreements for clients structured as pass-through entities, memoranda and opinions for transactions analyzing IRS Treasury Regulation Section 1.1502-6 liabilities, IRC Section 301 distributions, and other transaction tax-related issues.
Additionally, Oxendine develops tax-favorable transaction structures for domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and internal restructurings. She has designed and effectuated tax-deferred equity and asset acquisition structures including F reorganizations and leveraged buyouts. Oxendine has also developed and overseen the complex internal restructuring of a multinational transportation company, and prepared a step plan and analysis of sales tax and real estate transfer tax consequences following an asset acquisition of railroad properties valued at over $2 billion. With this experience, Oxendine will also assist the firm’s International Business and Tax Planning Practice Group and write for its blog, “Business Without Borders.”
As a young lawyer, Oxendine recognizes that her involvement in the legal industry is crucial to her work and success. She is an active member of the American Bar Association, participating in the Taxation, Business Law, and Young Lawyers Sections; the New York State Bar Association; and the New York City Bar Association, where she serves as Secretary of its Personal Income Taxation Committee. Oxendine received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 2013 and her B.A. from Spelman College in 2010. Most recently, she earned her LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2014.
The Norris McLaughlin Taxation Practice Group has vast experience in all aspects of state, federal, and international tax law. Many in this diverse group of attorneys hold a Masters Degree in tax law and they frequently lecture on tax and business issues to organizations such as the taxation sections of the American, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York State Bar Associations and the Society of Certified Public Accountants. The firm provides services in four main areas: business tax, employee benefits, trusts and estates, and tax controversy.