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Ariana Wallizada is a partner in King & Spalding’s Tax practice. 

Ariana’s practice focuses on representing domestic and foreign business, tax-exempts, family offices, and individual clients on a wide range of complex tax planning, regulatory, and controversy matters spanning a variety of industries including energy, natural resources, healthcare, finance, technology, telecommunications, real estate, industrial and transportation.  Ariana also specializes in representing non-profit clients, including health care providers, private foundations, public charities, and networks of affiliated non-profit organizations, providing such clients with tax compliance and consulting advice with respect to restructuring, acquisition planning, tax controversy, exemption applications,
unrelated business tax consulting, and excise taxes.

Ariana's tax planning matters include domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, domestic and cross-border financing transactions, leasing and licensing transactions, natural resources transactions, and debt restructurings.  Her tax regulatory matters include tax ruling requests and administrative projects before the IRS and the United States Treasury.  Ariana also represents clients in tax controversy and litigation matters.

Ariana completed her LL.M. in Taxation at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While there, she served as a graduate tax research assistant to Professor Dennis A. Calfee. She received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2010, where she was named to the Order of the Coif.  During law school, Ariana was a member of both the Florida Journal of International Law and the Journal of Technology Law and Policy.

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LL.M., University of Florida

J.D., University of Florida, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.S., University of Florida, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

District of Columbia

Florida

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Representation of Energizer Holdings, Inc. in connection with $2 billion acquisition of Spectrum Brands’ Global Battery and Portable Lighting Business.

Representation of an affiliate of private equity firm Global Energy Capital LP in connection with its acquisition of a majority membership interest in Flowco Production Solutions, L.L.C., which specializes in the design, manufacturing and installation of gas lift and surge plunger lift systems for the oil and gas industry.

Representation of private investment firm Lindsay Goldberg in connection with an acquistion by its holding company, Golden West, of four independent packaging companies, Heritage Solutions Inc., Capital Corrugated Inc., PackageOne Inc., Package Innovators Corporation and their co-owned captive sheet feeder, Cal Sheets LLC.

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Representation of Energizer Holdings, Inc. in connection with $2 billion acquisition of Spectrum Brands’ Global Battery and Portable Lighting Business.

Representation of an affiliate of private equity firm Global Energy Capital LP in connection with its acquisition of a majority membership interest in Flowco Production Solutions, L.L.C., which specializes in the design, manufacturing and installation of gas lift and surge plunger lift systems for the oil and gas industry.

Representation of private investment firm Lindsay Goldberg in connection with an acquistion by its holding company, Golden West, of four independent packaging companies, Heritage Solutions Inc., Capital Corrugated Inc., PackageOne Inc., Package Innovators Corporation and their co-owned captive sheet feeder, Cal Sheets LLC.

Representation of Patagonia Works in connection with $27 million joint venture with solar finance company Kina’ole Capital Partners, LLC to purchase rooftop solar energy systems in Hawaii.

Representation of New York City based content recommendation software company Taboola in connection with acquisition of Perfect Market, a Pasadena, California-based programmatic advertising company.

Representation of former hedge fund senior vice president before the U.S. Federal Court of Claims in $7.86 million tax refund victory against the Internal Revenue Service.

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In the News · Source: Law360, Global Competition Review, Bloomberg Law, New York Law Journal, Law.com International, Global Arbitration Review, Daily Journal, The Deal, Intellectual Property Magazine, World Trademark Review, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Global Investigations Review, Le Monde du Droit, La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, Daily Report, The Oath, Houston Business Journal, The Texas Lawbook and Chicago Daily Bulletin

December 3, 2021
K&S elects 32 new partners and promotes 16 counsel across 16 cities

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Matters

Representation of Energizer Holdings, Inc. in connection with $2 billion acquisition of Spectrum Brands’ Global Battery and Portable Lighting Business.

Representation of an affiliate of private equity firm Global Energy Capital LP in connection with its acquisition of a majority membership interest in Flowco Production Solutions, L.L.C., which specializes in the design, manufacturing and installation of gas lift and surge plunger lift systems for the oil and gas industry.

Representation of private investment firm Lindsay Goldberg in connection with an acquistion by its holding company, Golden West, of four independent packaging companies, Heritage Solutions Inc., Capital Corrugated Inc., PackageOne Inc., Package Innovators Corporation and their co-owned captive sheet feeder, Cal Sheets LLC.

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Matters

Representation of Energizer Holdings, Inc. in connection with $2 billion acquisition of Spectrum Brands’ Global Battery and Portable Lighting Business.

Representation of an affiliate of private equity firm Global Energy Capital LP in connection with its acquisition of a majority membership interest in Flowco Production Solutions, L.L.C., which specializes in the design, manufacturing and installation of gas lift and surge plunger lift systems for the oil and gas industry.

Representation of private investment firm Lindsay Goldberg in connection with an acquistion by its holding company, Golden West, of four independent packaging companies, Heritage Solutions Inc., Capital Corrugated Inc., PackageOne Inc., Package Innovators Corporation and their co-owned captive sheet feeder, Cal Sheets LLC.

Representation of Patagonia Works in connection with $27 million joint venture with solar finance company Kina’ole Capital Partners, LLC to purchase rooftop solar energy systems in Hawaii.

Representation of New York City based content recommendation software company Taboola in connection with acquisition of Perfect Market, a Pasadena, California-based programmatic advertising company.

Representation of former hedge fund senior vice president before the U.S. Federal Court of Claims in $7.86 million tax refund victory against the Internal Revenue Service.

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Global Competition Review, Bloomberg Law, New York Law Journal, Law.com International, Global Arbitration Review, Daily Journal, The Deal, Intellectual Property Magazine, World Trademark Review, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Global Investigations Review, Le Monde du Droit, La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, Daily Report, The Oath, Houston Business Journal, The Texas Lawbook and Chicago Daily Bulletin

December 3, 2021
K&S elects 32 new partners and promotes 16 counsel across 16 cities

View all

Credentials

LL.M., University of Florida

J.D., University of Florida, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.S., University of Florida, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

District of Columbia

Florida