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Caroline is a Partner and leads Withum’s M&A Transaction Tax Practice with over 20 years of experience serving strategic and private equity clients on both buy- and sell-side transactions ranging between $5M and $15B, including pre-transaction readiness, global tax due diligence, transaction tax structuring, spin-offs, reorganizations, debt and equity financing, IPOs/SPACs, as well as tax remediation and post-transaction integration services. Caroline’s experience spans all business life-cycle stages and industries, with particular focus on private equity (PE), start-ups, technology, licensing & merchandising, media & entertainment, telecommunications, real estate & hospitality, and financial institutions.

In addition to 14 years with the “Big Four” in Los Angeles and New York, Caroline has held senior industry executive roles, including as SVP & Head of Global Tax of a prominent Los Angeles-based PE firm and ultra-high net worth family office with over $3.5B AUM specializing in structuring global media & entertainment, real estate, and technology investments, and also as deputy General Counsel and Head of Tax & Risk Management at a $4B EV/Tech start-up with a global financial and operating structure encompassing IP licensing and royalties, research & development, and manufacturing activities.

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She is an active member of the California State Bar and frequently speaks on M&A topics relating to PE and Exit Planning. Caroline has also published several articles pertaining to the Cannabis and the Media & Entertainment industries.

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Withum Welcomes New Partner Caroline Banzali

Withum is excited to announce that Caroline Banzali has joined the Firm’s Transaction Advisory practice as a partner specializing in tax due diligence, structuring and post-transaction integration and tax optimization […]

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