Vedder Price

Denise L. Blau

Shareholder

Denise L. Blau joined the New York office of Vedder Price in 1994 as a Shareholder and is a member of the firm’s Tax practice and the Global Transportation Finance team, whose performance led Vedder Price to be named Airline Economics Aviation 100 Law Firm of the Year in 2015 and 2017.

Ms. Blau is a tax attorney who focuses on federal income tax planning and tax controversy representation of domestic and foreign corporate, partnership and individual clients. She has extensive experience in cross-border and domestic equipment lease financings, project and real estate financings, equity and debt financings, securitization transactions, international tax matters, joint ventures and acquisitions.

Ms. Blau lectures extensively on financing, securitization and leasing matters and is the author of many articles on those subjects.

The Legal 500 United States guide recommends Ms. Blau in the Finance—Asset Finance and Leasing category. Ms. Blau was selected for inclusion from 2007 to 2013 in New York Super Lawyers. In addition, she received an "AV Preeminent" Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

Denise L. Blau

Shareholder

Experience

  • Cross-border acquisition by a domestic LBO group.
  • Joint ventures between foreign and major U.S. industrial companies.
  • Cross-border securitized receivables financing.
  • Several domestic project and cross-border lease financings.

Denise L. Blau

Shareholder

Education

  • New York University, LL.M., 1982
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1977
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1974, cum laude

Denise L. Blau

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1978

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1978
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1978

Affiliations

  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Committee on Project Finance)
  • Member, Federal Bar Association (Taxation Section)
  • Member, American Bar Association (Committee on Capital Recovery and Leasing of the Taxation Section and Business Law Section)
  • Member, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT)