Saba Ashraf is a partner in the Tax and Private Clients Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Ms. Ashraf advises clients worldwide on corporate and partnership taxation matters, as well as the tax aspects of complex business transactions, including coordination with internal and external non-tax counsel and financial advisers. Saba handles the tax-related issues involved in domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs; recapitalizations; leveraged buyouts; going-private transactions; joint ventures; fund formations; private equity investments; debt restructurings and loan workouts; securitizations; and the tax aspects of REITs and investments in real estate. She has particular experience in structuring various business relationships that are subject to the federal partnership tax rules, including with respect to complex partnership allocations, basis, losses and other issues. She also has experience dealing with the IRS and state tax agencies during state and federal audits.
Saba has represented major financial services institutions and investment concerns, global manufacturing firms, and Fortune 500 companies, and she has managed the tax issues on 10-figure deals, both in the United States and abroad. She has also served as an additional resource to other law firms and accounting firms.
Saba is past chair of the ABA Business Law Section's Tax Committee.
Saba earned her B.S., cum laude, from New York University, her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, and her LL.M. in tax from New York University School of Law.
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