McHugh brings tax and public finance experience to Hunton Andrews Kurth

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Darren C. McHugh, a lawyer specializing in tax and public finance issues, has joined the public finance practice of Hunton Andrews Kurth as partner.

McHugh, previously a shareholder at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth in Colorado, will work with Hunton’s Austin office.

McHugh played a key role in drafting the National Association of Bond Lawyers model issue price certificates in 2017.

He also has extensive tax law experience working with 501(c)(3) organizations, housing and healthcare bonds. He has advised clients regarding the structuring process and tax requirements associated with tax-exempt transactions.

“Darren is highly respected and will greatly enhance the support we provide on tax matters, which is critical to Hunton Andrews Kurth’s public finance clients,” said Thomas A. Sage, who co-heads the firm’s public finance group with Douglass P. Selby. “We expect him to play an integral part in the growth of our practice in Texas and nationwide.”

McHugh has represented issuers and conduit borrowers in tax controversy matters, including Internal Revenue Service examination, voluntary closing agreement program requests, and administrative appeals.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado, a master’s in accountancy from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Hunton Andrews Kurth was created by the 2018 merger of Texas-based Andrews Kurth and Virginia-based Hunton & Williams. The combined firm has more than 1,000 lawyers in 15 U.S. cities.

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