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Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

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Jasper Howard assists clients in structuring and executing transactions in a tax-efficient manner. Clients often turn to Jasper for their largest, most important transactions that present difficult tax issues. He has broad experience in analyzing complex transactions and providing creative, workable solutions that meet the client’s tax and business objectives, making him a go-to source for tax advice on major business transactions.

For more than 25 years, Jasper has advised on the tax aspects of a broad range of transactions, including tax-free spin-offs and restructurings of multibillion dollar companies. He frequently advises on mergers and acquisitions of public companies as well as closely-held businesses in taxable and tax-free transactions, including multistep tax-free reorganizations. He advises on both domestic and international joint ventures, and structuring inbound and outbound investments and other cross-border transactions. He also works extensively with clients in structuring and implementing internal reorganizations, especially in the international context, to integrate acquired businesses and re-align multijurisdictional organizational structures.


LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1989

J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1987

B.S., University of Kentucky, 1984

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > International tax

The international tax team at Hogan Lovells US LLP is linked to a worldwide set of offices in Europe and Latin America. Based in Washington DC, practice leader Siobhan Rausch frequently advises tax-exempt organizations and foreign universities on international tax matters and cross-border grant-making. She works alongside Jasper Howard, who deals with tax-free spin-offs and restructurings; Cristina Arumi, a key resource regarding capital markets transactions and M&A involving REITs; and senior associate Caitlin Piper, an expert in tax-related M&A matters. In San Francisco Josh Scala covers public and private REITs, while in Baltimore Nancy O’Neil focuses on cross-border tax planning. Counsel Jennifer Morgan joined from Winston & Strawn LLP in March 2021 and is noted for her work in private equity and partnership tax. Babak Nikravesh departed in July 2021.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

With multiple offices on both coasts, Hogan Lovells US LLP handles a myriad of big-ticket transactions and advisory mandates for a formidable roster of blue-chip entities from the worlds of tech, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, financial services, and sovereign wealth funds. The team is highly rated by clients for its capabilities in REIT transactions, where Cristina Arumi and Prentiss Feagles routinely structure various complex investments – often with a significant cross-border element. Practice head Siobhan Rausch focuses her practice on tax-exempt organizations, working with a mix of private foundations, impact investors, and research institutions. Jasper Howard handles the full spectrum of transactions, including tax-free spin-offs and restructurings, while Scott Lilienthal is recommended for public finance matters. In San Francisco, Josh Scala regularly advises on joint ventures and  partnerships for real estate investors and private equity firms. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC unless noted otherwise.