As co-head of the firm’s Private Investment Funds Group, Courtney Nowell focuses her practice on domestic and international business transactions, primarily representing institutional investor clients in private equity and other investment funds, including LBO, venture capital, distressed debt and real estate funds, as well as funds focused on the secondary market.
Ms. Nowell has extensive experience representing institutional investors with respect to their private fund investments, including one of the largest institutional investors in the world. She counsels clients on a wide range of business and federal taxation issues, including the sovereign immunity status of foreign governments, foreign ownership of U.S. real estate, the application of bilateral tax treaties and withholding tax obligations. Ms. Nowell also advises institutional investor clients with respect to U.S. and international corporate compliance and governance issues, and advises nonprofit corporation clients with respect to corporate structuring and compliance issues.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Nowell worked in the national tax department of a national accounting and professional services firm, where she reviewed tax opinions, drafted requests for administrative guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and monitored tax legislative developments.