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Jason Factor

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton


Jason R. Factor's practice focuses on tax matters, particularly formation of investment funds and other partnerships, domestic and international acquisitions and divestitures (public and private), real estate, workouts and bankruptcy, sovereign client matters, partnership tax, private client work and compensation of partners and employees.


Mr. Factor joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in 2005.


Mr. Factor is a member of the Bar in New York.


He received a J.D., magna cum laude and valedictorian, from University of Michigan Law School in 1996 and an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude with highest honors in history, Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard College in 1992. From 1996 to 1997 he served as law clerk to the Honorable Conrad Cyr of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Maine.

United States: Tax

Financial products

Within: Financial products

The New York-based team at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is strong in sovereign debt offerings and has recently worked on high-value issuances for Argentina, Chile, Indonesia and Senegal; Erika Nijenhuis leads this work. Alongside Corey Goodman and Doug Borisky, Nijenhuis also advised various underwriters, initial purchasers and placement agents, including Citigroup Global Markets, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs, on hundreds of real estate mortgage investment conduit transactions and numerous CLO transactions. William McRae is another name to note, as are team leaders Diana Wollman and Jason Factor.

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International tax

Within: International tax

At Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, the team continues to advise on multibillion-dollar cross-border deals. Partners Yaron Reich and  Corey Goodman are representing packaging company Bemis in relation to its $6.8bn all-stock combination with Amcor. Goodman continues to represent Alphabet/Google in connection with its $1.1bn business cooperation agreement with HTC Corporation and its acquisition of Socratic Inc, a company that specializes in e-learning. Jason Factor represented International Flavors & Fragrances, a major producer of scent, taste and nutrition, in its $7.1bn acquisition of Frutarom Industries, a flavors, savory solutions and natural ingredients company. Meyer Fedida works with numerous private equity firms and recently advised The Carlyle Group on its acquisition of an approximately 31% stake in The TCW Group. The deal spanned the US, Japan and Grenada. All named lawyers practice out of the New York office.

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US taxes: non-contentious

Within: Leading lawyers

Jason Factor - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

According to one client, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton¬†possesses ‚Äėone of the most distinguished tax practices in the US‚Äô¬†and leverages its ‚Äėstrong‚Äô corporate team in transactional M&A work, in addition to maintaining a strong track-record in capital markets transactions and real estate matters. In a display of its skills in private equity and investment funds, Jason Factor¬†and Corey Goodman¬†are continuing to act for long-term client Warburg Pincus and its portfolio companies in various transactions, such as Allied Universal's recently closed $1bn acquisition of US Security Associates from Goldman Sachs. Factor and Meyer Fedida¬†also worked on the formation of various private equity funds and transactions on behalf of TPG, including TPG Asia VII, the seventh fund in the TPG Asia and its investments in Uber Technologies. Other highlights include assisting Honeywell on the tax-free spin-off of its Homes and ADI Global Distribution business, and structuring the $1.1bn business cooperation agreement between its client, Alphabet, and HTC Corporation. William McRae¬†is the ‚Äėgo-to‚Äô figure for structuring in-bound investments, private equity and REITs. James Duncan, Erika Nijenhuis, Yaron Reich¬†and senior counsel James Peaslee¬†are also of note. All lawyers are based in New York.

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