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Cullen and Dykman Welcomes Partner Bozena M. Diaz to its Growing NY Corporate Department

September 13, 2021

New York, NY – September 13, 2021 – Growing northeast regional law firm Cullen and Dykman welcomes Bozena (“Bonnie”) M. Diaz as Partner in its Corporate Department in the New York office.

Bonnie’s practice involves representing clients in tax planning, tax strategy and other tax advisory services. She regularly advises clients with respect to the formation of limited liability companies, partnerships, corporations and not-for-profit institutions. She also counsels clients on issues related to acquisitions, divestitures and business and real estate joint ventures.

Bonnie advises on the tax aspects of renewable energy projects and has experience handling tax controversy matters and representation of clients before the IRS.

Bonnie counsels clients on all aspects of employee benefits, as well as on issues of ERISA fiduciary responsibilities and benefits issues that arise in connection with merger and acquisition and joint venture transactions. She also advises with respect to structuring nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements and equity compensation plans and in negotiating and drafting employment and severance agreements.

Bonnie joins from New Jersey-based Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC.

Cullen and Dykman’s Managing Partner, Christopher H. Palmer, stated, “We welcome Bonnie to Cullen and Dykman. As our corporate practice’s clientele and their needs continue to expand, adding Bonnie provides us with a significant and formidable tax and employee benefits practice that will benefit them.”

Bonnie Diaz added, “I am thrilled to be joining the corporate team at Cullen and Dykman and to be given the opportunity to work alongside some of the top professionals in the industry. Cullen and Dykman is the perfect blend of growth and legal sophistication and I look forward to becoming a part of this forward-looking firm.

Bonnie is an executive committee Member of the Tax Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association’s International Tax Committee and the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association.

She received her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and holds an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She is a recognized and frequent speaker and author on Qualified Opportunity Zones. 

About Cullen and Dykman LLP

Cullen and Dykman LLP ( is a solution-oriented law firm that empowers clients to meet the diverse and changing demands of today’s global market. Since 1850, our firm has been helping businesses and institutions address complex legal challenges and maximize opportunities for success. Our mission is to provide our clients with innovative and practical legal advice. We serve a broad range of clients, from closely held businesses to large utilities, financial service companies, and universities. With offices located in key locations throughout the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region, Cullen and Dykman is strategically positioned to meet the changing needs and demands of our clients. We are a dynamic firm committed to expanding our services to help clients overcome obstacles and take advantage of opportunities both today and tomorrow.

About Cullen and Dykman’s Corporate Practice

Cullen and Dykman’s Corporate practice focuses on using practical and cost-effective legal solutions to meet clients’ business objectives across a broad array of transactions and industries. We work closely with our clients to provide strategic advice and representation for complex transactions, corporate formations and governance matters, and day-to-day operational issues. Our industry experience includes representing clients in the areas of banking and financial services, engineering, energy and utilities, environmental, retail, manufacturing, health care, technology, not-for profit, higher education, and telecommunications.

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