Cynthia Okechukwu is an associate for Sidley. Her practice focuses on advising clients on federal and state tax considerations of a variety of domestic and international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and hedge fund formations and operations, securities offerings and securitizations. In addition, Cynthia represents institutional investors in connection with investments in affordable housing projects that generate low-income housing tax credits. She also advises clients on various federal and state tax controversies and on state and local tax matters involving sales and use, income, and real property transfer taxes.
Cynthia graduated from Yale Law School in 2013. During law school, she was Vice President of the Black Law Students Association and Co-President of the Initiative for Public Interest Law at Yale, a student-run nonprofit organization. Cynthia also received her B.A. in history from Yale University, with distinction in the major. Cynthia was a legal intern at FairVote in 2011.