International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has hired Hillel Jacobson to the firm as a partner in the global tax practice. Hillel is based in Weil’s New York office.

“Hillel brings a deep understanding of complex federal income tax matters that will benefit many of our sophisticated clients, particularly within the private equity sector,” said Weil executive partner Barry Wolf. “He shares our values of collaboration and excellent service, and we are very happy to welcome him to the Firm.”

“Hillel is a strategic thinker who consistently delivers sound tax and business judgment when advising on private equity and M&A transactions, as well as on private funds and other commercial matters in the United States and around the world,” commented Joseph Pari, co-chair of Weil’s global tax department.

Hillel joins Weil from the New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he was a tax partner. His practice focuses on federal income tax matters and he advises U.S. and non-U.S. clients on private equity and M&A transactions; partnership tax matters; international tax matters; and matters relating to private equity funds, hedge funds and their investors.

“I’m proud to be joining an esteemed group of lawyers at Weil,” Jacobson said, “and I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues across offices and practice areas.”