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Christopher Fargo

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Christopher K. Fargo is a partner in Cravath’s Tax Department. His practice focuses on advising clients on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions (including transactions involving REITs and MLPs), securities offerings, joint ventures and private equity fund structuring.


Mr. Fargo joined Cravath in 2006 and became a partner in 2014.

Mr. Fargo has been recognized for his work in the tax arena by The Legal 500 from 2014 through 2017. In 2017, Mr. Fargo was named a “Rising Star” by Law360, recognizing him as one of five outstanding tax lawyers in the nation under the age of 40. In addition, he was named a “Next Generation Lawyer” in international tax by the 2017 edition of The Legal 500


Mr. Fargo is a member of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association.


Mr. Fargo received a B.A. cum laude from Boston College in 2003 and a J.D. from Columbia University in 2006, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

United States: Tax

International tax

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Christopher Fargo - Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Within: International tax

New York-based Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP advises clients on the full gamut of tax issues associated with international business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures and private equity deals. Lauren Angelilli and Stephen Gordon assisted multinational chemical company Ashland with the tax-free separation of its Valvoline business into an independent publicly traded company, while Andrew Needham advised British American Tobacco on its $97bn merger with Reynolds American. Of counsel Michael Schler is also recommended. Christopher Fargo and recently made partner Kara Mungovan are stars of the future.

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Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP’s six-partner tax department in New York provides crucial support in relation to M&A transactions, spin-offs, company formations, security and debt offerings, as well as financial transactions. Recently Lauren Angelilli and Stephen Gordon advised Disney on its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Another highlight for Angelilli and for Christopher Fargo was advising on Cable One’s acquisition of NewWave Communications. Andrew Needham and Leonard Teti were active for key client IBM in several matters, including the acquisition of Verizon Communications’ cloud and managed hosting service. Teti also advised Johnson & Johnson on its $4.32bn acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics. Kara Mungovan made partner in January 2017.

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