Experience

In recent years, Lee has advised businesses in:

  • Over 100 mergers and acquisitions in the United States and abroad;
  • Tax and business planning for the U.S. business activities of foreign companies;
  • The formation of multi-state, multi-level, tax-efficient structures for health care firms;
  • The formation of capital, compensation, and intellectual property structures for technology start-ups;
  • The development of complex financial instruments and financial services offerings;
  • Secured financings and securitizing of real estate and other asset-backed loans;
  • Tax planning for off-shore activities of U.S. taxpayers;
  • Creating partnerships and other tax-efficient entities in many industries;
  • Developing corporate crisis management plans to prepare for and manage allegations of environmental damage, products liability, tampering, and other catastrophic occurrences;
  • Tax planning in complex property division between partners; and
  • The formation and operation of transportation infrastructure joint ventures.
Attorney Profile
Education
  • University of Baltimore (LL.M. in Taxation, 1996)
  • Columbia University (LL.B., magna cum laude, 1968) Notes and Comments Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • Yale University (B.A., 1965)
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • State of Maryland
  • State of Arizona
  • State of New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of Arizona
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Court of Appeals of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Activities
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Meritas, chairman, 2005-2007; Board of Directors, 2001-2004
  • Maryland Orchid Society, president, 2002-2003; controller and Board of Directors, 2000-2010, 2015-2017
  • Children's Guild, chairman, 1997-1999; Board of Directors, 1990-2005
  • Baltimore Conservatory Association, Board of Directors, 2003-2005
  • Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children, Board of Directors, 1980-1989; vice chair, 1986-1989
  • United Way of Central Maryland, awards board, 1990-1993