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Joseph Fox

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Tax partner. Mr. Fox focuses on domestic and cross-border tax issues relating to capital markets, financing and derivatives transactions. He regularly represents US and non-US clients in a variety of contexts, such as equity and debt offerings, bank financing transactions, debt restructurings and derivatives transactions, and is experienced with specialized vehicles and industries, including RICs, REITs, credit funds, real estate funds, insurance companies and shipping companies. He also advises on asset management tax considerations and international tax issues.


Mr. Fox joined Fried Frank in 2006 and became a partner in 2018.


Mr. Fox received his JD, magna cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law in 2006 and his BA from Yeshiva B'nei Torah Rabbinical Seminary in 2003.

United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: Next Generation Partners

Joseph Fox - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

The ‘talented and creative’ tax group at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP can ‘solve any complicated tax issue with ease and is great at translating technical tax issues to a variety of audiences’. The practice is particularly known for its strong track record in public M&A, fund formation and capital markets transactions, where its counts Morgan Stanley and BlackRock as recent clients. Kenneth Rosenfeld and Washington DC-based Michelle Gold are ‘the leading experts in private equity’ according to some clients, and Eli Weiss is ‘a safe pair of hands for corporate tax law’. Joseph Fox, who was made partner in March 2018 and is ‘one of the best advisors for registered funds taxation’, handled several capital markets transactions on behalf of issuers ONEOK and T-Mobile. David Shapiro and Christopher Roman represented Bain Capital on its acquisition of Harvard Management Company’s real estate team. In Washington DC Alan Kaden advised Aleris on its acquisition by Novelis for approximately $2.6bn, and Michael Alter was involved in Jacobs Engineering Groups’ $3.3bn acquisition of CH2M Hill in a cash and stock transaction. Associate Shane Hoffmann is also recommended for structuring corporate acquisitions and spin-offs. Colin Kelly joined in July 2018 from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and advises on tax issues relating to investment funds and asset managements. Daniel Paulos left for KPMG (New York) in April 2018. All named partners are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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