Eric Wempen is a managing director with Benefit Street Partners, where he manages the taxation and legal M&A functions. He is based in our New York office. Prior to joining BSP in 2015, Mr. Wempen was a senior tax counsel at AIG, where he worked on cross-border real estate, financial products and international M&A transactions. Prior to joining AIG, Mr. Wempen was at UBS where he ran the firm’s capital markets tax group, approving all trades and transactions for the group in the Americas region, including the institution’s credit, equity derivatives and private equity desks. He also worked at Baker & McKenzie as a senior associate and served as a captain in the United States Army Reserves. Mr. Wempen received a Juris Doctor from George Mason Law School, a Master of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA.