A significant part of Mr. Binstock's practice involves advising on the tax aspects of debt and equity financings, initial public offerings, bankruptcy restructurings, and internal integration and restructuring transactions.
In addition to Mr. Binstock’s broad-based M&A tax practice that spans various industries, he regularly counsels clients in the financial services sector on insurance-related corporate transactions, including capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, reinsurance transactions, restructurings and related matters. He has extensive experience in the U.S. and international insurance and reinsurance industries, having represented numerous industry participants in all lines of business, including life, health, property and casualty, and specialty. In recent years, Mr. Binstock has worked on insurance-related tax matters for American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company; American International Group; Highmark Inc.; John Hancock Life Insurance Company; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company; Manulife Financial Corporation; Markel Corporation; Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company; and Travelers Property Casualty Corp.
In addition, he regularly counsels clients on the various U.S. and international information reporting and withholding requirements, and advises exempt organizations on a broad range of formation and charitable giving issues.
Mr. Binstock’s other notable tax matters include the representation of The Advisory Board Company; The AES Corporation; Aflac Incorporated; Citigroup Inc.; DENTSPLY International, Inc.; EMC Corporation; Ford Motor Company; Gannett Co., Inc.; Helmerich & Payne, Inc.; JLL Partners; Mars, Incorporated; PPL Corporation; Shopify, Inc.; University of Maryland Medical System; and Visteon Corporation.
Additionally, Mr. Binstock has an active pro bono practice, representing clients in tax and non-tax matters on a range of issues particularly focused on advancing the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Notable pro bono representations include nonprofit organizations such as Coalition for Green Capital, Fonkoze USA, Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, National Women’s Law Center, One Acre Fund, Reporters Without Borders, River East Emerging Leaders and the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, as well as individuals, including Holocaust survivors seeking German pension recoveries and a domestic violence victim applying for an adjustment in immigration status.
Mr. Binstock frequently writes and lectures on tax-related topics, including insurance taxation and M&A transaction structuring.