Matthew Wochok Joins BakerHostetler in Washington as Partner

Matthew Wochok joins BakerHostetler’s Washington office as a partner in the firm’s Tax Practice Group. Wochok joins from an AmLaw 200 firm and has extensive experience representing clients in a wide variety of domestic and international tax matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, fund formation, and other complex business and financing transactions. Wochok is the latest addition to the firm’s national Tax Practice Group, which most recently welcomed prominent private wealth partner George McCormick in March.

With over a decade’s worth of experience in private practice, Wochok brings a diverse skill set that will immediately benefit our clients across all sectors and industries. His arrival further strengthens the firm’s nationally recognized Tax Practice Group, comprising more than 80 tax attorneys in offices across the nation.

“Matt will no doubt hit the ground running and be a terrific addition to our skilled Tax Practice Group given his background and experience representing clients in buy-side M&A transactions and his deep knowledge of financial product taxation,” said Jeff Paravano, chair of BakerHostetler’s Tax Practice Group and managing partner of the firm’s Washington office. “Matt has a history of helping clients thrive while dealing with various complex tax matters. His versatile skill set will enhance our ability to meet clients’ demands for sophisticated advisers who provide practical solutions to help them minimize their worldwide effective tax rates.”

Wochok is a skilled tax attorney who regularly counsels an array of clients, including early-stage companies, large financial institutions, real estate investment trusts, tax-exempt entities, captive insurance companies, investment funds and sovereign wealth funds. He advises clients on domestic and international tax matters, with a particular focus on M&A, private equity investments and fund formation.

Wochok also has substantial experience advising clients on capital markets offerings, real estate transactions and financial products.

Wochok received his B.S. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University.

“I am thrilled to join BakerHostetler, a firm that I’ve always admired for both its legal talent and collaborative culture. Its national scope, deep bench and multidisciplinary capabilities are an immediate asset to my clients as I further grow my practice. I look forward to working alongside my fellow partners across practices and offices in providing sophisticated tax advice to our clients,” said Wochok.