Maureen Linch’s practice focuses on a broad range of transactional, structuring, and advisory tax matters affecting businesses in both domestic and international contexts.

Maureen advises clients on M&A transactions, joint ventures, bankruptcies and restructurings, cross-border tax planning, and inbound and outbound investments. She also has significant experience in the renewable energy space, representing investors and developers through every stage of their projects, as well as companies seeking to benefit from tax incentives available for renewable energy activities.

Maureen joined the firm as a partner in 2022 from a major international law firm.

Notable Experiences

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures

  • Disney in its $8.5 billion joint venture with Reliance.

  • Synopsys in its pending $35 billion acquisition of Ansys.

  • GlaxoSmithKline in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Aiolos.

  • Artémis in its acquisition of a majority stake in CAA.

  • Komatsu in its acquisition of American Battery Solutions.

  • The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation in its acquisition of Securrency.

  • Atlassian in its $975 million acquisition of Loom.

  • Warburg Pincus in the recapitalization of iNRCORE.

  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of Nimbus Lakshmi for $4 billion upfront consideration with $2 billion of contingent consideration.

  • Shionogi in its acquisition of Qpex Biopharma.

  • Warburg Pincus in its acquisition of BioPharma Solutions.

  • 3M in the sale of its dental local anesthetic portfolio to Pierrel Spa.

  • Voya Financial in its strategic investment management business partnership with Allianz Global Investors.

  • Voya Financial in its all-cash acquisition of Benefitfocus Inc.

  • Lowe’s Companies Inc. in its definitive agreement to sell its Canadian retail business to Sycamore Partners.

  • DCP Capital in its joint venture with Jamieson Wellness Inc.

  • Numerous complex minority investments by non-U.S. investors into U.S. companies of various sizes.

  • Argent Ventures in connection with its acquisition of the $275 million mortgage and mezzanine loans securing the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New York City’s Time Square and the resulting restructuring and reposition strategies.

  • A variety of social enterprise investments, impact funds, and nonprofit/for-profit hybrid structures.

  • Eni New Energy US in its acquisition of the Kellam photovoltaic farm in Texas.

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Prior to joining Cleary, Maureen’s notable experience included:

  • Generate Capital, a sustainable infrastructure investment and operating platform, on a $2 billion capital raise as well as a number of acquisition transactions.

  • Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. in connection with its all-stock combination with Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp.

  • California Rebuilding Fund, a $1 billion private-public loan program designed to support entrepreneurs in California affected by COVID-19, on its creation and launch.

  • Vision Ridge Partners in several sustainable real estate investments.

  • Restoration Hardware in various acquisitions and debt offerings.

  • Visa Inc. on various investments.

  • Rakuten Medical, on an asset acquisition from LI-COR Biosciences. 

  • Huck Capital on its investment along with Schneider Electric in Uplight.

  • Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund on the sale of Conservis to TELUS Agriculture and Rabbobank. 

  • Sequlite Genomics in its sale to Fapon Biotech.

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Selected Activities

  • Vice Chair, San Francisco Bar Association Tax Section
  • Member, International Fiscal Association