Brianna L. Reed

Brianna Reed is an associate in the Tax Department and a member of the Private Funds Group.

Brianna’s practice focuses on tax planning for domestic and international private investment funds, including venture capital, hedge, secondary, funds-of-funds, and other investment partnerships. Brianna counsels sponsors on all types of fund-related transactions and operations, including:

  • fund formation and fund-raising;
  • fund structuring and internal organization;
  • carried interest and other compensation arrangements;
  • buy-side secondary transactions and sell-side secondary transactions;
  • fund restructurings; and
  • portfolio company investments.

Brianna also counsels investors with various tax considerations making investments in private funds and co-investment vehicles. She has experience representing:

  • institutional investors;
  • non-U.S. entities;
  • tax-exempt organizations;
  • U.S. persons making investments outside of the U.S.; and
  • regulated investment companies.

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Brianna’s pro bono work involves advising non-profit organizations on applying for and maintaining exemption from federal income tax and advocating on behalf of victims of domestic violence and abuse. She received Proskauer’s Golden Gavel Award for excellence in pro bono work in 2019.

Brianna serves on the Steering Committee of Proskauer’s Women’s Alliance.

Outside of Proskauer, Brianna is a member of the Taxation Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association, which educates lawyers in areas of tax law and provides leadership in state tax law changes. She was selected as a fellow for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Leadership Academy Class of 2021-2022. Brianna is also active in volunteer activities involving educational initiatives.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Brianna was an associate at Locke Lord LLP, where she maintained a broad tax practice, including advising on tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other complex business transactions. She also previously worked in the tax department of a major U.S. defense contractor.

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