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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

At Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington DC-based Jasper Howard advises on a high volume of international M&A transactions, particularly in the TMT and defense sectors. Cristina Arumi (also based in Washington DC) and Josh Scala in San Francisco are the team’s REIT experts, handling international tax structuring for non-US investors. In Baltimore, Nancy O’Neil represents private equity investors active in the hotels, technology, media and entertainment, and financial services sectors. The practice group is headed by Siobhan Rausch in Washington DC, who provides a full-range of tax advice to tax-exempt organizations, including public charities, private foundations, universities and health systems. The team also acts for prominent sovereign wealth funds.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s full-service tax practice is especially active in the fields of technology, pharmaceuticals, auto manufacturing and TMT. The team is led by Siobhan Rausch, wha has deep experience acting for tax-exempt organizations. Other key contacts include Cristina Arumi, a seasoned REIT specialist, and Jasper Howard, who has experience structuring and executing a broad range of transactions. Josh Scala is based in Silicon Valley, and is recommended for advising real estate and private equity clients on the tax aspects of commercial transactions. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC unless stated otherwise.