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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

ONE NEW YORK PLAZA, NEW YORK, NY 10004, USA
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Work +1 212 859 8000
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Fax +1 212 859 4000
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www.friedfrank.com
Frankfurt, London, New York, Washington DC

Robert Cassanos

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Work +1.212.859.8278
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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Tax

Position

Tax partner, Chair of the New York Tax Department. Mr. Cassanos has extensive experience in and provides counsel on the tax aspects of the Firm’s transactional practice areas including public and private M&A, leveraged buyouts, cross-border acquisitions, fund formations, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, and financing and capital markets transactions.  He has significant experience advising on both private equity and hedge funds particularly in the fixed income and real estate areas.  He is the author of a number of published papers and a frequent speaker on various tax topics.

Career

Joined in 1981; became partner in 1988. Author of “Single Taxation of Publicly Traded Entities”, 99 Tax Notes 1663, June 16, 2003; and “An Alternative Approach to the Offshore Lender’s Dilemma”, Tax Notes, January 5, 2009.

Education

Mr. Cassanos received his JD from Rutgers School of Law in 1981 and his AB from Cornell University in 1974.


United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

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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