About Neil Faden

Neil Faden is an attorney. He currently serves as a partner at the New York office of Manatt, Phelps & Philips, LLP.

Manatt, Phelps & Philips is a full-service legal advisory with its headquarters in Los Angeles and offices across the country. Established in 1965, the firm has extended its core legal services in banking, entertainment and government affairs to a wide spectrum of other industries, including financial services, health care, real estate, retail, consumer products, technology and energy. With a multidisciplinary team of 450 attorneys, the firm advises on business strategies, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, buyouts, international transactions, land use, estate planning and wealth management. The firm has experience representing businesses and individuals in various litigation cases.

Faden has been with the firm for more than 20 years. He focuses his practice on transactional corporate and securities law. He counsels clients on collective investment vehicles, fund organization and management, crowdfunding, community development financing, loan purchases and affordable housing transactions. He also works on financing and transactional matters for the health care industry.

Faden is well-versed in a variety of tax incentives, including the new markets tax credit program, renewable energy tax credit project and the Opportunity Zone program. He assists community development entities in the establishment of Qualified Opportunity Funds.

Prior to joining Manatt, Phelps & Philips, Faden worked as an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, a New York-based law firm. He has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Opportunity Zone Influencers in 2019 by Opportunity Zone Magazine.

Faden holds a juris doctor from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Asian studies from Tufts University.


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