Aman Badyal is a partner in the Firm’s tax practice. Aman provides sophisticated tax advice in connection with various business transactions, including real estate and renewable energy development projects, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures, cross-border transactions and loan workouts.
Aman provides creative tax advice and is a valuable resource to clients in the real estate, technology, hospitality, investment/finance, entertainment and sustainability industries seeking to effectively address the tax opportunities, limitations and consequences of their transactions and dispute negotiations.
Aman is highly sought-after for his tax experience with respect to:
- Mergers, acquisitions and joint venture agreements
- Opportunity zones
- Obtaining, structuring and selling tax credits
- Loan workouts
- Structuring foreign investments in U.S. real property
- Crypto and blockchain transactions
- Settlement agreements
- Los Angeles Mansion Tax/Measure ULA
Aman has advised clients in connection with obtaining income tax credits, structuring tax credit equity investments and potentially selling tax credits as recently permitted by the Inflation Reduction Act. Aman is currently assisting clients in connection with large scale renewable energy projects and has previously assisted clients in connection with some of the largest Rehabilitation Tax Credit projects in California history.
Aman advises real estate developers and investors in connection with strategies to minimize income tax associated with repositioning or recapitalizing financially distressed real estate projects, including strategies to avoid the cancellation of indebtedness income; such strategies often involve preferred equity recapitalizations, underwater 1031 exchanges, loan workouts or sales of partnership interests. He also has extensive experience advising foreign real estate investors in connection with structuring debt and equity investments in U.S. real property.
In the private equity industry, Aman advises private equity sponsors in connection with structuring, forming and operating funds. He also regularly counsels business owners considering sales and rollup strategies involving private equity purchasers.
Aman has also advised investment managers and investors in connection with tax issues arising from cryptocurrency transactions, international cryptocurrency investment funds and other blockchain-related investments and businesses.
Since the enactment of the Qualified Opportunity Zone tax incentive program, Aman has been very active in this space and has advised numerous clients in connection with the formation, structuring and operation of Qualified Opportunity Funds and Qualified Opportunity Zone businesses. He has worked with Opportunity Zone investors in a variety of industries, including real estate, hospitality, gold mining and renewable energy.
Aman has provided innovative tax advice to certain of the country’s largest family offices. He has helped family offices structure new investments as well as create distribution strategies to minimize income tax.
Aman frequently speaks at conferences and continuing education events on a variety of tax topics. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he taught Taxation of Business Organizations.
Aman earned his L.L.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law, his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in accounting from the University of Washington.
Aman's notable experience includes advising:
- Wyatt Technologies, a family-owned company and pioneer in innovative light-scattering, in connection with tax advice for its $1.36 billion sale to a publicly traded corporation.
- A family office, providing income tax advice in connection with structuring and forming a $70 million healthcare-focused private equity fund and related management company.
- Various green energy companies with respect to Inflation Reduction Act tax credits, including Internal Revenue Code Sections 48C, 45X, 45, 48, and 30C.
- A multinational corporation that develops and markets high-tech optical equipment in connection with strategies to minimize income apportionable to the state of California.
- A privately held commercial real estate development company regarding the various tax and other legal implications of a restructuring, which included contemporaneous partnership distributions, partnership contributions, reverse Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 like-kind exchanges and IRC Section 708(b)(2) consolidations and divisions of numerous tax partnerships with an aggregate value exceeding $500 million.
- An Australian family office in connection with structuring the exploitation of patents for a health and beauty product that resulted in a zero percent worldwide corporate income tax rate.
Leadership and Community
Member, Tax Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Executive Committee, 2023 – Present
Former member, South Asian Bar Association of San Diego, Board of Directors, 2018 – 2020
New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation
Georgetown University, Law Center, J.D.
University of Washington, B.A., Business Administration and Accounting