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Natan J. Leyva
Natan J. Leyva
Partner — Tax
Partner — Tax

Natan J. Leyva

Natan J. Leyva

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20037

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Natan J. Leyva

Natan is an international tax lawyer with over two decades of experience. He primarily advises multinational corporations on cross-border aspects of the U.S. tax regime. He helps clients plan business deals and structure global operations in tax-efficient ways, and assists with mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions implicating cross-border issues. Natan has become a leading resource on the significant tax law changes introduced in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and counsels clients daily on how to structure their activities and organizations in light of the new rules.

Natan has extensive experience helping U.S.-based multinationals organize their outbound tax affairs, with a particular emphasis on foreign tax credits, the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT), the global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) and subpart F regimes, and foreign currency transactions. He advises clients on offshore restructuring transactions, repatriation planning, intellectual property transactions, and the use of partnerships in cross-border structures. Additionally, Natan advises foreign-based multinational corporations on their inbound tax matters, including withholding tax questions, the application of tax treaties, and taxation of U.S. affiliates. As part of his practice, he represents clients in connection with IRS challenges to international tax issues.

Natan is a frequent speaker on international tax developments and global tax planning.

Experience Highlights

  • CryoLife, Inc., a leading medical device and tissue processing company, in connection with its $225 million acquisition of JOTEC AG, a German-based developer of medical devices for aortic and peripheral vascular disease

  • Huntsman Corporation in its $522 million initial public offering of Venator Materials plc, a global chemical company incorporated in the UK

  • U.S. based multinationals in structuring offshore operations to achieve foreign tax credit and subpart F efficiencies

  • Non-U.S. based companies in structuring U.S. operations and investments to achieve favorable treaty treatment

  • Global technology and manufacturing companies in developing their intellectual property exploitation structure and strategy

  • Multinational companies in integrating acquisitions using both corporate and partnership structures

  • Financial industry companies in designing their cross-border funding structures

  • Multinational companies in analyzing U.S. tax consequences of cross-border reorganizations and restructurings 


  • Yale University, J.D., 1999
  • Harvard University, A.B., summa cum laude, 1996
  • Adjunct Professor, LL.M. in Taxation Program, Georgetown University Law Center (2012-2016)
  • Legal 500 U.S., International Tax, 2017 and 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Tax Law, 2020 and 2021
  • Member: D.C. Bar Association
  • Member: American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, Committee on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers (FAUST)
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • “Tax and Accounting Year-End Update,” V&E Austin Office, December 5, 2019 (presenter)
  • “International Tax Reform: What You Should Know About GILTI and BEAT,” Annual In-House Symposium 2018, April 27, 2018 (speaker)
  • “Partnerships, U.S. Tax Reform and International Tax Planning,” 2018 International Fiscal Association Annual Conference, February 22, 2018 (speaker)
  • “What Technology Clients Need to Know About the New Tax Act,” Intellectual Property CLE Series, V&E Houston Office, February 1, 2018 (speaker)
  • “Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for International Businesses,” Tax Reform Webcast, December 19, 2017 (speaker)
  • “International Provisions of the Tax Reform Bill for Multinationals,” Tax Reform Webcast & Teleconference, November 6, 2017 (speaker)
  • “District Court Invalidates Section 7874 Inversion Regulation and Opens Door for Challenges of Certain Temporary Regulations,” V&E Tax Update E-communication, October 9, 2017 (co-author)
  • “A Greek Company Mines for Magnesite and Strikes Gold for Inbound Investors,” V&E Tax Update E-communication, July 17, 2017 (co-author)
  • “Foreign Activities of US Taxpayers, Foreign Lawyers Forum, Transfer Pricing, and US Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties,” ABA Tax Section 2017 Midyear Meeting, Orlando, Florida, January 20, 2017 (panelist)
  • “Subpart F Income Tax: Its Scope and Application to US Shareholders,” ABA Tax Section 2017 Midyear Meeting, Orlando, Florida, January 19, 2017 (panelist)
  • Comments Regarding the Proposed Regulations on Related-Party Debt Instruments (Section 385), District of Columbia Bar Taxation Section, June 2016 (co-drafter)
  • “Use of Partnerships in International Tax Planning,” International Fiscal Association Annual Conference, Miami, Florida, February 25, 2016 (moderator)
  • “Taxing Foreign Goodwill & Going Concern Value Under Section 367,” ABA Section of Taxation 2016 Midyear Meeting, Los Angeles, California, January 29, 2016 (panelist)
  • “Inversions Under Section 7874: A Primer,” Practising Law Institute, The Corporate Tax Practice Series: Strategies for Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings, Volume 20, July 2014 (co-author)