International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Todd Chelius has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Tax Group in Salt Lake City.
Todd joins Dorsey from Amazon in Seattle, Washington, where he practiced for the last six years as a federal tax attorney and a member of the M&A Tax/Federal Tax Planning, Tax Controversy, and International Tax Planning Teams. Todd negotiated tax and legal aspects of Amazon's credit agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate investments. He regularly and frequently handled projects involving cross-functional and international teams.
Prior to joining Amazon, Todd was a transactional tax attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Dallas, Texas, from 2011-2015. His practice focused on negotiating and drafting legal and tax aspects of transactions for private equity funds and for publicly traded tech companies—often with substantial international components. Todd also handled transactions in the energy space and has strong expertise in partnership tax, corporate tax, taxation of financial products and international tax (including international tax treaties).
Todd received a B.S. from Brigham Young University and a J.D./LL.M. from the University of Miami School of Law and a LL.M. Taxation, Tax from the New York University School of Law.
“We are delighted that Todd has joined us,” noted Bill Stoeri, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “He brings to Dorsey significant tax experience in M&A, Emerging Companies, Investment Funds, Technology Commerce, Private Equity, and International/Cross Border practice areas. His experience and expertise will complement that of our strong corporate and tax teams across the platform.”