James R. Brown

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8287
F 212 728 9287
jbrownwillkie.com

James R. Brown is a partner and Co-Chair of the Tax Department, focusing on the tax aspects of complex investment fund transactions. He regularly advises sponsors of investment funds on tax structuring and operational issues relating to these funds, including the taxation of registered and unregistered investment funds (e.g., private equity funds, debt funds, hedge funds, commodities funds and regulated investment companies or mutual funds). He also advises on acquisitions, mergers, recapitalizations, joint ventures and other types of transactions involving funds, their portfolio investments and their sponsors.

Chambers USA (2009-2016) ranks Jim among the leading individuals practicing Tax Law in New York.

Highlights

James R. Brown is a partner and Co-Chair of the Tax Department, focusing on the tax aspects of complex investment fund transactions. He regularly advises sponsors of investment funds on tax structuring and operational issues relating to these funds, including the taxation of registered and unregistered investment funds (e.g., private equity funds, debt funds, hedge funds, commodities funds and regulated investment companies or mutual funds). He also advises on acquisitions, mergers, recapitalizations, joint ventures and other types of transactions involving funds, their portfolio investments and their sponsors.

Chambers USA (2009-2016) ranks Jim among the leading individuals practicing Tax Law in New York.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Multiple offerings of reinsurance funds by Aeolus and other advisors.
  • Special tax counsel to advisor acquisitions by Eaton Vance
  • Tax counsel to several multibillion dollar family offices.
  • Sale by Highbridge Capital of Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy LLC

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Jim is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Section of Taxation and Co-Chair of its Committee on Pass-Throughs, and he is a member of the Investment Companies Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. He is also a member of the New York City Tax Club and Tax Forum and writes and speaks on federal income tax matters.

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