Sabrina Conyers, a nationally recognized corporate tax lawyer with more than 17 years of experience advising clients on domestic and international tax matters, has joined McGuireWoods’ Tax & Employee Benefits Department as a partner in the firm’s Charlotte office.
Conyers’ experience includes serving as lead tax counsel, negotiator and facilitator for transactions valued at over $2 billion. She represents corporations, investment banks, private equity funds and private companies, including partnerships, S corporations and real estate developers.
Conyers assists clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting the tax consequences of partnerships and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and REIT transactions, domestic and cross-border financings and other corporate combinations and reorganizations. She advises on deals involving limited partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures and other strategic alliances.
Conyers joins McGuireWoods from the Charlotte office of Nelson Mullins, where she was a partner in the tax and benefits practice. She previously was a senior manager at a Big Four accounting firm.
“Sabrina has a wealth of experience helping companies and investors navigate domestic and international tax issues in complex transactions,” said Gerald V. Thomas II, chair of McGuireWoods’ Tax & Employee Benefits Department. “She is a creative problem-solver whose insight will benefit our clients immensely.”
“Sabrina’s skill set and judgement enhance our ability to provide comprehensive guidance to clients in sophisticated corporate deals,” added Richard W. Viola, deputy managing partner of the firm’s corporate practice.
Among her many honors, Conyers was honored as a “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer in 2021 for her role creating a first-of-its-kind community investment fund for Black and Latinx business owners on behalf of Invest Newark in partnership with New Jersey Community Capital. She also was named a 2021 “Law360 MVP” for her work in tax, and she was selected for inclusion on Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Dealmakers in America” list.
“Sabrina is a respected attorney and strategic adviser whose business acumen and collaborative approach to client service make her a great fit for McGuireWoods,” said John McDonald, managing partner of the firm’s Charlotte office.
McGuireWoods tax lawyers provide comprehensive legal advice to domestic corporations, joint ventures, partnerships, investment groups and other enterprises, as well as to foreign entities and individuals seeking to do business in the United States. In addition, the firm’s lawyers along with professionals from the firm’s public affairs arm, McGuireWoods Consulting, have contributed to the formation of tax policy at the national level by participating in the development of legislation and regulations. The firm earned a Tier 1 national ranking for tax law and tax litigation in the 2021 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.”
“McGuireWoods’ tax practice is known nationally for its deep and highly skilled bench and its ability to help clients anticipate challenges and achieve their business goals,” Conyers said. “I am excited for the opportunity to help the team build on that success.”
Conyers is licensed in New York, not North Carolina. Her application for admission to the North Carolina State Bar is pending, and she practices law in North Carolina pursuant to Rule 5.5(e) of the Rules of Professional Conduct.