Louis A. Ramunno is a Principal of Deloitte Tax LLP in the Private Equity Advisory Services Group located in New York City where he serves some of the firm’s largest alternative asset management clients. Lou also serves as the National Leader of the firm's Private Equity Tax Practice. Lou’s primary area of specialty is in providing income tax planning and compliance services to private equity funds, merchant banking firms, and other similar investment management firms. He also has substantial experience in the area of partnership taxation, with an emphasis on the use of partnerships in restructurings, acquisitions, dispositions, and IPOs. In this capacity, Lou has had the privilege of working on some of the most significant industry transactions of the last decade, including several of the recent landmark alternative asset management initial public offerings.
Lou has over 17 years of combined experience in public accounting, law firm, and federal government service. Prior to joining Deloitte Tax, Lou practiced law with the office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, in New York and Riker Danzig LLP in New Jersey. Lou received his B.S., cum laude, in Accounting from Montclair State University, where he also completed a minor in pre-law studies. Lou received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, and his LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law. He is a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and is a member of the Tax Section’s committee on Partnerships and LLCs.
Lou credits the pre-law studies program at Montclair State University with providing him the skills that are essential to gain admission to, and succeed in, law school and beyond. By studying such topics as legal research, writing, and reasoning at the undergraduate level, Lou notes that he was poised for success during his first year of law school. Lou also views the mentoring that he received from the pre-law studies faculty as an important key to his success. Lou notes that he developed an outstanding mentoring relationship with several members of the pre-law studies faculty while in the program and that relationship has continued throughout his professional career.