ROSEN--Matthew, on November 20, 2015. The partners, attorneys and staff of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP mourn the passing of our partner and friend Matthew Rosen. A co-head of our tax practice, Matthew was a rare kind of lawyer -- one of the very finest tax practitioners of his generation and an unsurpassed mentor of the generations growing up under him. He led by example and will be remembered as always supporting new talent and the expansion of the practice into new spheres. Matthew joined our New York tax team in 1979 and, building upon the culture of camaraderie he inherited, enhanced the tightly knit group's reputation exponentially. Matthew handled every aspect of tax work and developed various types of financial instruments. He was repeatedly ranked among the top practitioners of his field. Raised in South Philly, Matthew attended Swarthmore College ('73) and Boston University School of Law ('76) and received an LLM from New York University School of Law ('79). He is survived by his wife, Mariana, and his children, Amanda, Anthony and Oliver. He will be missed greatly by all of us.
Published in New York Times on Nov. 21, 2015.