Courtney Nowell leads our Institutional Investors Practice Group. She focuses on domestic and international business transactions, primarily representing institutional investor clients in investments in private equity and other investment funds, including LBO, venture capital, distressed debt, special opportunity, infrastructure, and hedge and real estate funds, as well as secondary market purchases and divestments.
Courtney has more than 15 years’ experience representing institutional investors with respect to their private fund and consortium 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 US real estate, the application of bilateral tax treaties and withholding tax obligations. Courtney also advises institutional investor clients with respect to US corporate structuring, compliance and governance issues.
Before joining the firm, Courtney 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.