Michael A. Bloom

Bloom Michael
Michael Bloom is a member of Venable's Tax and Wealth Planning Group, where he provides tax advice on all types of corporate transactions, such as mergers & acquisitions, restructurings, and venture capital investments. In particular, Michael's tax practice focuses on two areas: (1) advising emerging fund managers on fund formation and portfolio acquisitions and (2) advising celebrities and other individuals working in the entertainment industry on engagements with film and television studios, advertisers, and brand endorsements transactions, often involving an equity component (restricted stock, options, profits interests).

Michael works closely with the firm's strong media and entertainment practice based in Los Angeles. He also has significant experience in tax controversy matters before the IRS and state taxing authorities, on behalf of companies of all sizes and individuals.


Representative Matters

  • Represented the sponsor of a large New York hedge fund in connection with the tax issues related to restructuring the management company and winding down of offshore and onshore feeder funds.
  • Represented a UK investment company specializing in media, infrastructure, and real estate in connection with U.S. withholding tax issues on numerous film financing transactions.
  • Represented a joint venture between a U.S. infrastructure fund and an Australian pension fund in which they sold their joint interest in a liquefied natural gas facility to a global private-equity firm for gross proceeds in excess of $1.1 billion.
  • Represented a publicly traded U.S. pharmaceutical company in connection with IP tax migration and tax planning.
  • Provided tax counsel to a television producer in connection with financing of a joint venture with a major television network.
  • Represented sponsors in connection with tax planning for a Mexican debt fund.
  • Represented a branded games developer and publisher, along with its casual online gaming site, in an acquisition by a sweepstakes giant.
  • Provided tax advice to a leading multi-channel direct marketer in connection with the acquisition of a Portland, Maine-based company specializing in mobile lead generation, media buying, and analytics.
  • Represented a hotel REIT in connection with an IRS audit of intercompany transfer prices.
  • Represented numerous celebrities in connection with U.S. federal and state residency tax planning.




  • J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School 2007
    • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2007 Certificate in Business and Public Policy
  • B.A. with honors University of Michigan 2004

Bar Admissions

  • New York 2008
  • District of Columbia 2009