Foley Adds Tax Partner Luisella Perri in Washington, D.C.

03 October 2022 Media Contact: Jen Dilworth News

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that the firm has further enhanced its Taxation Practice Group and Health Care and Life Sciences Sector with the addition of Partner Luisella “Sella” Perri in Washington, D.C.

Perri focuses her practice on federal tax laws and regulations related to tax-exempt financings. She has extensive experience in public finance matters involving Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code and routinely represents clients in audits before the IRS concerning a wide variety of public finance issues. Additionally, Perri has experience working with the U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS when preparing, presenting, and obtaining IRS private letter rulings on complex tax matters on behalf of her clients.

Perri also serves as a post-issuance resource for her clients, providing comprehensive tax services after a transaction ends, including private use and exempt facility qualification.

“Sella significantly enhances our capabilities in the tax and public finance space, especially given her deep knowledge of Section 103 of the federal tax code,” said Timothy Voigtman, chair of the firm’s Taxation Practice Group. “The impressive depth of experience Sella brings in handling a broad array of tax matters will make her an excellent resource for our clients seeking sophisticated tax counsel.”

Perri’s practice includes representing issuers, borrowers, commercial lending institutions, developers, and investors in various financing and leasing projects, including public-private partnership transactions. She also has a significant background in 501(c)(3) financings for health care facilities, hospitals, continuing care facilities, and a variety of governmental tax-exempt financing transactions, as well as projects involving multi-family housing, transportation, airport, health care, and education facilities.

“Sella is a respected public finance tax attorney with an impressive background, and we are delighted to welcome her to the team,” said David Sanders, managing partner of Foley’s Washington, D.C. office. “Her addition reflects the firm’s continued commitment to recruiting highly-skilled lawyers who provide our clients with the best in class service.”

The success and longevity of Foley’s Taxation and Public Finance Practices, its stellar reputation, and its national platform are top-notch,” said Perri. “Foley’s platform and collaborative approach to addressing clients’ tax planning needs offers the ideal setting to grow my practice, and I’m thrilled to join the team.”

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