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Pardis Zomorodi

Los Angeles | Century City
  • 355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
  • USA

Pardis Zomorodi serves as the Deputy Office Managing Partner for the Century City and Los Angeles offices. Her practice focuses primarily on the federal income taxation of corporations and partnerships, including real estate investment trusts, and media and entertainment companies.

Ms. Zomorodi's practice focuses on:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and spin-off transactions
  • Taxation of corporations, partnerships, and real estate investment trusts
  • Formation of private equity funds and real estate funds
  • Securities offerings and financing transactions
Mergers & Acquisitions

Ms. Zomorodi has extensive experience structuring taxable and tax-free mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and spin-offs.

Ms. Zomorodi's recent representative transactions include:

  • Entercom in its US$3 billion merger with CBS Radio
  • Ares Capital Corporation in its US$3.4 billion acquisition of American Capital
  • Delphi Automotive in its spin-off of the Powertrain Systems segment to its shareholders
  • Exterran Holdings, Inc. in its spin-off of its international services and global fabrication businesses, a publicly traded company, to its shareholders
  • Integra LifeSciences in its tax-free spin-off of its orthobiologics and spinal fusion hardware business, now known as SeaSpine Holdings Corporation
Entertainment, Sports & Media

Ms. Zomorodi is regularly involved in financing and other transactions for the motion picture, television, and related entertainment industries.

Ms. Zomorodi's recent representative transactions include:

  • Legendary Entertainment, a US-based film and television production company, in its US$3.5 billion majority stake sale to Dalian Wanda Group
  • Participant Media in its joint venture with DreamWorks Studios, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One to form Amblin Partners, a new film, television and digital content creation company

Ms. Zomorodi also has experience in taxation of real estate investment trusts, and has represented a number of real estate investment trusts in connection with formation transactions, securities offerings, and ongoing operational matters.

Her REIT clients include:

  • Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.
  • Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.
  • Extra Space Storage Inc.

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