Michael P. Flamenbaum

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3079
New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3079
Michael P. Flamenbaum

Michael P. Flamenbaum



Michael Flamenbaum is a tax partner in the New York office and United States co-head of the Funds and Asset Management International Business Group. His practice is focused on M&A transactions, joint ventures, private equity and hedge fund formation, capital markets and real estate transactions.

Michael has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating acquisition and disposition transactions.  He also advises clients on tax issues arising out of the formation, operation and dissolution of partnerships, joint ventures and limited liability companies. Michael regularly represents issuers and underwriters in debt and equity offerings, many involving foreign issuers.

Michael represents a number of private investment funds and their sponsors in their organization and operation, and also has extensive experience representing institutional investors in private equity, venture capital and real estate funds, including US taxable and tax-exempt investors, foreign investors and multi-lateral organizations.   He has established internal arrangements for investment fund sponsors, including partnership and limited liability company agreements, leverage programs and separation arrangements.

Michael represents US and foreign investors in US real estate transactions, including providing tax advice on in-bound structuring and exit transactions.

Prior to law school, Michael worked as a financial analyst.

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JD, Columbia University, 1991
BS, magna cum laude, New York University, 1986

Mr. Flamenbaum was admitted to practice law in New Jersey in 1991 and in New York in 1992.

  • New York State Bar
  • Representations of several private equity funds in connection with acquisitions and dispositions of portfolio investments
  • Representation of public REIT in connection with stock issuances
  • Representation of foreign bank in connection with $1 billion acquisition of U.S. operations
  • Representation of 501(c)(3) organization in connection with $3 billion disposition of health care operations
  • Representation of U.S. public target in cross-border disposition
  • Representation of foreign issuer in connection with $1.4 billion issuance of senior notes
  • Representation of investment adviser in connection with the acquisition of investment management business with $27 billion under management
  • Representation of fund manager in connection with the formation of a Brazil-focused renewable energy fund
  • Representation of fund manager in connection with the formation of two energy industry focused private equity funds
  • Representation of fund manager in connection with the formation of a health-care focused buyout fund
  • Representation of fund manager in connection with the formation of several private equity funds-of-funds
  • Representation of fund manager in connection with the organization of several mezzanine debt funds
  • Representation of fund manager in organizing several health care focused venture capital funds
  • Representation of institutional investors in investments in buyout, venture capital, real estate, mezzanine and infrastructure funds
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, Tax, Thomson Reuters, 2010 - 2020, 2022
  • IFLR1000 – United States, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2018 - 2021
  • Legal 500 US, Recommended Lawyer, US taxes: non-contentious, The Legal 500, 2021-2023
  • Legal 500 US, Recommended Lawyer, Tax: international tax, The Legal 500, 2019