is a partner in the New York office and the former co-chair of the Firm's Tax Department. He joined the Firm in 1981 and became a partner in 1988.
Mr. Cassanos has extensive experience in and provides counsel on the tax aspects of the Firm's transactional practice areas including public and private M&A, leveraged buyouts, cross-border acquisitions, fund formations, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, and financing and capital markets transactions. He has significant experience advising on both private equity and hedge funds particularly in the fixed income and real estate areas. He is the author of a number of published papers and a frequent speaker on various tax topics.
Honors & Awards
Mr. Cassanos is consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Tax. According to Chambers, “Mr. Cassanos is valued by his clients for ‘his strength in planning and the ability to consider both tax and non-tax matters.'" Chambers also noted that he is "widely respected in the market, where peers say of him: ‘his knowledge is extraordinarily broad and deep.'" Mr. Cassanos is also consistently recognized by Legal 500 in Tax: US Taxes: Non-Contentious and is recognized by Who's Who Legal in Corporate Tax.
Secretary, Executive Committee, Taxation Section, New York State Bar Association
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