Brian Krause

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

A partner in the Tax Department, Brian Krause advises clients on a broad range of U.S. and international tax matters, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions. He advises on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, post-acquisition integration transactions, internal restructurings and the establishment of private equity fund and hedge fund structures. Brian also provides tax advice in connection with the restructurings of financially distressed corporations and partnerships, both in and out of bankruptcy court, and in matters involving master limited partnerships.

In 2023, Brian was ranked among the “Top Tax Lawyers in North America” by MergerLinks. Brian is highly ranked in tax by Chambers USA, with sources describing him as “really thoughtful” and noting that he “has worked on some of the most complicated deals.” In 2020, he was named a “Rising Star” by Law360 and was among Euromoney’s “Rising Stars Americas.”


LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2011
J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, 2006 (highest honors)
B.A., George Washington University, 2003, (cum laude)

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