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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

W. Reid Thompson

Tel:
Work +1 202 639 7102
Email:
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Tax

Position

Mr. Thompson focuses on federal income taxation, with particular emphasis on the structuring and negotiation of taxable and tax-free corporate acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations and spinoffs.

Career

Mr. Thompson joined Fried Frank in 2013.

Education

Mr. Thompson received his JD, with honors, from University of Chicago Law School in 2012 and his BA from Brown University in 2006.


United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: Next generation lawyers

Reid Thompson - 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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