Dean V. Krishna

Dean Krishna


Dean V. Krishna concentrates his practice on international and domestic tax matters. He advises on matters including mergers and acquisitions; private fund agreements, investments and structuring; commercial securities offerings; business restructurings; and general domestic and cross-border tax planning.

Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, Dean practiced at an international law firm in Philadelphia, where he advised public and private companies on U.S. federal income tax matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and restructuring.

He received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his LL.M. in taxation from the New York University School of Law, where he was editor of the Tax Law Review. He earned his M.A. in Education from San Jose University and his B.A. in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College. Prior to law school, Dean served as a Teach for America Corps Member and taught sixth grade in East Palo Alto, California.

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Representative Matters

  • Pacific Life in the sale of its third‐party credit asset management firm, Pacific Asset Management, LLC, which at closing managed over $20 billion, to Aristotle Capital Management, LLC
  • McGervey Wealth Management, a wealth management firm with approximately $105 million in AUM, in its sale to Mariner Wealth Advisors
  • Berkshire Asset Management (BAM) in its sale of a minority stake to iM Global Partner, a leading global asset management network
  • Union Square Capital Partners, an investment management firm, in its acquisition of the management of PREDEX, a real estate focused interval fund with approximately $163 million in assets under management
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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, Taxation
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Graduate Certificate, Business Economics and Public Policy, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., San Jose State University
  • B.A., Dartmouth College

  • Stradley Ronon Diversity Committee
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2022 Class of Fellows


Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “IRS Tax Update on 2020 Changes," Pennsylvania Bar Institute Webinar
  • Panelist, “Three Years for Long-Term Capital Gains,” Stradley Ronon and Siegfried Advisory Webcast
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic
  • Panelist, “Ready for the New Partnership Audit Rules: Tax, Regulatory and Practical Considerations,” Corporation Service Company Webinar
  • Panelist, “Tax Reform: Lessons Learned,” Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry 
  • Panelist, RMA Philadelphia Commercial Real Estate Discussion (Opportunity Zones)
  • Speaker, “State and Local Tax Impacts of the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Section Annual Meeting),” Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
  • Speaker, “The Fundamentals of Investing In Qualified Opportunity Zones,” Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
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  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Tax in Pennsylvania
  • The Legal Intelligencer, Power Players 
  • Philadelphia Business Journal, “Best of the Bar: Philadelphia's Top Lawyers”
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