Mr Joseph A. Riley > Dechert LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797
United States
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Work Department

Tax

Career

Joseph A. Riley practices in the area of tax law, with particular emphasis on the taxation of U.S. and international investment funds, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), closed-end funds, business development companies (BDCs), hedge funds, commodity pools and offshore funds.

Mr. Riley advises investors and investment managers on the taxation of securities and derivatives, tax reporting to investors, U.S. and foreign withholding taxes, IRS matters, the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and other general tax issues.

Education

  • Dartmouth College, A.B., 1985
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1988
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1993

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Dechert LLP enjoys a stellar reputation in the funds space, routinely acting for many of the world’s largest asset management firms, mutual fund groups, and investment banks. Structured finance transactions and life sciences-sector M&A deals are also key workflows for the team. Global tax chair Joshua Milgrim assists numerous private equity firms and their portfolio companies with big-ticket acquisitions, divestitures, and IPOs, while Philadelphia-based Edward Lemanowicz is noted for his expertise in federal taxation and international restructuring mandates. Boston-based Adrienne M Baker‘s investment broad company-focused practice encompasses partnership taxation and hedge fund products. Joseph A. Riley and Ari M. Zak are regularly sought out by various financial services companies for assistance in high-value structuring and permanent capital issues. M&A tax specialist David Passey joined the team from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in November 2021. Steven E Clemens has left the practice. All named lawyers are based in New York unless noted otherwise.