Sabrina N. Conyers Partner

Sabrina is a partnership and corporate tax attorney with more than 18 years of experience providing domestic and international tax transaction planning and advisory services, as well as general corporate, corporate governance, private equity, and real estate finance advisory services to her clients.

Sabrina’s clients include public and private corporations, investment banks, private equity funds and other private companies. She represents clients across a multitude of industries in structuring, negotiating, and documenting the tax consequences of their partnerships and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and REIT transactions, domestic and cross-border financings and other corporate combinations and reorganizations.

Sabrina also has served as tax and corporate counsel structuring, negotiating and implementing tax credit driven transactions including NMTC, LIHTC, HTC and Energy tax credit syndication transactions. Sabrina is a trusted resource to her clients, partnering with them to bring practical solutions to their complex tax problems. 

Throughout her career, Sabrina has served as general counsel to a number of nonprofit corporations and utilizes her mastery of nonprofit, corporate and partnership tax law to structure and implement cutting-edge transactions in the social impact investment and ESG space.

Experience

Private Equity Transactions

Representation of Banner Ventures, a venture capital and private equity firm, in its investment in a $20M acquisition of a family-owned specialty plastic packaging manufacturer.

Representation of a fund sponsor in the formation and capitalization of its $150M buyout fund.

Representation of a nonprofit fund sponsor in the formation of its $100M social impact investment fund.

M&A Transactions

Representation of a manufacturer in its add-on acquisitions totaling over $1B in value with a 12-month period.

Representation of ALCOM, a leading manufacturer and supplier of aluminum trailers and a portfolio company of Valley Ridge Investment Partners, in its $26M add-on acquisition of a manufacturer of premium aluminum trailer products.

Representation of a private equity firm in its $50M acquisition of a manufacturing company.

REIT and Energy Transactions

Representation of a self-managed REIT in its $300M acquisition of a public non-traded REIT.

Representation of a self-managed REIT in a self-administration reorganization transaction.

Representation of an Up-REIT in the issuance of profits interests to management.

Representation of a solar developer in its $80M tax equity financing.

Preparation of tax opinions for a solar developer under a “physical work test” and “5% safe harbor.”

Debt Finance and Securities Transactions

Representation of Hannon Armstrong Capital in a series of bond issuances.

Representation of large banks in various credit agreement transactions.

  • New York University School of Law, LLM, Taxation, 2010
  • Columbia Law School, JD, 2004
  • Morgan State University, BA, Speech Communication, magna cum laude, 1999

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, New Jersey Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, National Bar Association

  • Speaker, "Tax Considerations Related to Mission or Program-Related Investments," 19th Annual Nonprofit Seminar: Lessons Learned, Opportunities Ahead – Planning Under Continuing Uncertainty, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte and Raleigh, September – October 2022
  • Speaker, "Key Tax Considerations for Foreign Investment in the U.S," LawLine, December 4, 2021
  • Speaker, "Key Tax Considerations for Foreign Investment in the U.S.," LawLine, December 4, 2021
  • Co-Chair, Penn State Law: Perspectives on Minority Business Development, Part II, November 30, 2021
  • Panelist, "Women In Tax Law Student Outreach Panel," ABA Tax Section Women's Tax Forum, October 29, 2021
  • Presenter, "Current Developments in Structuring Real Estate Partnerships," ABA Tax Section 2021 May Meeting, Real Estate Committee, May 14, 2021
  • Co-Chair, Penn State Law: Perspectives on Minority Business Development, Part I, April 20, 2021
  • Speaker, "Real Estate and Partnerships & LLCs: Part 1," American Bar Association Tax Section, September 20, 2020
  • Presenter, "The Tax Fallout of Business Breakups," ABA Tax Section 2020 May Meeting, Closely Held Businesses Committee, May 13, 2020
  • Faculty Presenter, PLI, Introduction to Issues Arising from Advising a Small Minority-Owned Business, January 26, 2020
  • North Carolina
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Selected for inclusion in “Legal 500 United States,” Not-for-profit: Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations, 2022

Named, "Dealmaker of the Year," The American Lawyer, 2021

Named a "Tax MVP," Law360, 2021

Named to, "Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America," 2021

Named to N.C. Pro Bono Honor Society, N.C. Pro Bono Resource Center, 2020

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