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Won-Han Cheng

Won-Han Cheng is a partner in the Seattle office, where she is a member of the tax and corporate practices. Won-Han focuses her practice on federal, state, and international tax issues for both foreign and domestic clients, including public and private corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. She advises clients on partnership and corporate tax issues, restructurings and reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and other tax planning issues in a wide range of industries including technology, real estate, healthcare and energy.

Won-Han works extensively in the area of alternative investments, assisting institutional investors with investments in pooled investment funds, including energy funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, and special situation funds.

Her experience includes alternative energy transactions, including negotiating tax equity financing structures for the construction of wind and solar energy assets. Won-Han is a co-author of the chapter “Innovation in Tax Credit Structuring for Solar Energy Projects” in the publication Energy and Environmental Project Finance Law and Taxation (2010).

Won-Han also works with clients on Washington state tax matters, including audits, administrative appeals, and tax planning. 

Won-Han has been recognized by the 2020 USA Chambers Washington in the Tax practice.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Won-Han worked at “Big 4” accounting firms in Beijing, P.R.C. and Seattle, Washington.

  • “Reviewing and Negotiating Fund Documents:  Key Tax Issues,” National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA) Winter Seminar 2020, Presenter
  • “Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls: Trends in Fund Economic Terms,” Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) 2019 Private Equity Legal Conference, Presenter
  • “Impact of Tax Law Changes on Tax-Exempt Entities”, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems Education Webinar (2018), Presenter
  • “The New Tax Bill: Impact on Renewables”, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy Education Presentation (2018), Presenter
  • “Going Global: How to Expand Overseas without Getting Lost in Translation,” WSBA International Practice Section (2016), Panelist
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  • Co-author of the chapter “Innovation in Tax Credit Structuring for Solar Energy Projects” in the publication Energy and Environmental Project Finance Law and Taxation (2010)
  • Contributing Editor, Washington, Oregon and Alaska Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual
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