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Alan Kaden

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Partner. Chair of Washington, DC Tax Department and managing partner of the Washington office. Mr. Kaden has experience in all the principal areas of tax law, with particular emphasis on the structuring and negotiation of taxable and tax-free corporate acquisitions, reorganizations, spin-off transactions and dispositions of ongoing business enterprises, the structuring of investment funds, the development of partnership and other joint-venture arrangements for various business ventures and tax planning for financings and other capital formation transactions. He also has extensive tax litigation experience, the combination of which, with his transactional tax work, is a distinguishing element of his practice.


Mr. Kaden joined Fried Frank in 1981 and became a partner in 1987. He is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of various tax committees and has authored numerous published articles.


Mr. Kaden received his JD from Columbia Law School in 1981 and his BS from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978, magna cum laude.

United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

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Alan Kaden - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s New York- and Washington DC-based tax team is ‘excellent in all regards’, with a ‘great ability to understand business’ and a ‘practical knowledge of markets’. The practice is best known for its hedge and equity fund formation, asset management, public M&A and financing tax work. David Shapiro assists BlackRock Investment Management with the activities of its Global Renewable Power Fund II, including investments into renewable energy projects in OECD member countries. Another recent highlight was advising on the sale of client Humana to Aetna for $37bn. Corporate tax partner Alan Kaden has ‘unbelievable tax knowledge, problem-solving ability and a talent to convey complex tax rules in an understandable manner’, and the ‘easy-to-work-withMichael Alteris great at presenting complicated issues’. Also recommended are the ‘smart and creativeRobert Cassanos, and Joseph Fox, who is ‘very good in the debt instrument area’. Associate Reid Thompson is also worthy of note.

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