Rimon welcomes Steven P. Eichel as a Corporate and Tax Partner in its Boston office
News Steven P. Eichel · December 16, 2020
He joins the firm from Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, where he was also a Partner.
Mr. Eichel is a highly versatile business and tax attorney who represents clients in multiple capacities—as general outside counsel, as lead transactional counsel, or as special tax counsel. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Eichel guides both publicly traded and privately held companies in structuring and implementing domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, complex joint venture formations, international equity and debt financing, and executive compensation and equity incentive plans. He focuses particularly on companies based in France, the United Kingdom, and other parts of Europe looking to access markets in the United States, as well as U.S. companies working on global expansions. When tax issues arise in these transactions, Mr. Eichel provides practical options designed to ensure that tax considerations are balanced appropriately with other business objectives without losing sight of the “big picture.”
Mr. Eichel has strong business ties in France. A fluent French speaker and frequent traveler to France, Mr. Eichel represents French companies and entrepreneurs in their initial entry into and development and expansion in the United States. As a result, he has developed deep connections with law and accounting firms in France and other European countries where his clients are doing business, enabling him to provide a balanced approach that takes into account both U.S. and non-U.S. legal and tax considerations. In support of this niche, he is an active member of the New England chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, serving as its Vice President and on its Board of Directors. He is also a member of New England’s People & Culture Consortium, a group of professionals in human resources-related fields who meet regularly to share best practices and discuss emerging trends in workforce management.
Mr. Eichel joins international tax Partners Susan Klein and Melinda Fellner, along with Corporate Partners hired by Rimon this year: Judy Deng, Dirk Walter Hamann, James Killmond, Debbie Klis, Greg Krafka, David Mittelman, Mikhail Usubyan and Douglas Young.
“More than ever, we have a need for talent with global expertise. Steven’s experience and connections are a huge asset and we look forward to being able to further bridge the business gap between the U.S. and Europe,” said Michael Moradzadeh, CEO and Founding Partner of Rimon Law.
On joining Rimon, Mr. Eichel said, “Having experienced from the trenches the rapidly accelerating trends as to where the legal industry is going during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic, I decided to join Rimon, which since its inception in 2008, focused more on the use of advanced technology and highly experienced Partners and less on the use of expensive real estate and a leveraged structure with work being pushed down to junior attorneys being “trained on the job.” This very different style of delivering legal services allows Rimon’s Partners to solve their clients’ most complex problems and handle their most sophisticated transactions, as well as their day-to-day matters, in an expert and efficient manner at a reasonable cost. I am excited to offer the Rimon experience to my existing and future clients.”
Mr. Eichel graduated from Boston University School of Law (LL.M), Columbia Law School (J.D., Editor, Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems), and the University of Tennessee (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Chancellor’s Citation for Academic Achievement and Excellence).
Rimon has 33 offices across four continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation and has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms. The firm’s Managing Partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.