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Robert Cassanos

  • Partner | Tax

New York

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Robert Cassanos 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.

Robert 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.

Robert is consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Tax. He wins praise from clients and peers alike for his significant experience in complex tax issues, including those relating to sophisticated real estate transac...

Robert Cassanos 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.

Robert 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.

Robert is consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Tax. He wins praise from clients and peers alike for his significant experience in complex tax issues, including those relating to sophisticated real estate transactions. "Bob is the most creative tax lawyer I've ever encountered," reports a client, adding: "He really knows the law inside out and he has the ability to come up with cutting-edge solutions." A peer agrees: "He's extremely good technically and he's cooperative. In terms of creative forward-thinking, I rely on him more than anyone." Robert is also consistently recognized by Legal 500  in Tax: US Taxes: Non-Contentious and is recognized by Who's Who Legal  in Corporate Tax.

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  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member - Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association

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