Hunton & Williams LLP announces the continued expansion of its Los Angeles office with the addition of Ofer Lion as tax counsel. Lion, who represents nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations in tax, transactional, corporate, governance and fiduciary matters, joins the firm from Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp.

George C. Howell III, head of the firm’s tax practice, says, “Ofer has a well-rounded tax background allowing him to handle a range of tax issues for our clients, both in California and nationally. He is an excellent addition to the firm.”

Lion will also work closely with Douglas M. Mancino, co-head of the firm’s health care practice group and head of its tax-exempt organizations group, who adds, “Hunton & Williams has a substantial footprint in the tax-exempt organizations market, which includes two-thirds of the nonprofit hospitals in the United States. Ofer’s tax background working with regulatory and transactional issues provides a platform to expand services to our health care and other tax-exempt clients.”

A frequent author and speaker, Lion has been quoted on tax issues, including on NPR, by The Associated Press and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and Forbes, among others. He is actively involved with the ABA Tax Section and is the new co-chair of the UBIT section of its exempt organizations committee. He is also active in the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s exempt organizations practice group. Lion has taught “Tax-Exempt Organizations: Law and Practice” as an adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Law.

Hunton & Williams provides tax advice to clients for their transactions and tax contro¬versies, and with respect to tax legislation and administration. Our lawyers provide comprehensive advice to tax-exempt organizations in their formation, governance and operations and in structuring and undertaking mergers, joint ventures and other significant transactions. They also advise large health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, large multispecialty group practices, pharmaceutical companies, medical-device manufacturers and other providers.


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