SALT LAKE CITY, UT—International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Todd Chelius has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Tax Group in Salt Lake City.
Chelius joins Dorsey from Amazon in Seattle, Washington, where he practiced for the last six years as a federal tax attorney and a member of the M&A Tax/Federal Tax Planning, Tax Controversy, and International Tax Planning Teams. Chelius negotiated tax and legal aspects of Amazon’s credit agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate investments. He regularly and frequently handled projects involving cross-functional and international teams.
Prior to joining Amazon, Chelius was a transactional tax attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Dallas, Texas, from 2011-2015. His practice focused on negotiating and drafting legal and tax aspects of transactions for private equity funds and for publicly traded tech companies—often with substantial international components.