Michael Kearney Jr.

Michael J. Kearney Jr.

Partner

Michael J. Kearney Jr.

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    Michael Kearney is a member of the firm’s Tax Group,  representing clients in connection with a wide range of tax matters. He is an experienced tax lawyer with a broad-based transactional tax practice involving corporations, partnerships and LLCs. His experience includes advising clients on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, and joint ventures, private equity and hedge funds, real estate taxation, and restructurings and workouts.
    Tax
    Mike advises clients on federal and international tax matters. He works closely with clients including multinational corporations and private equity funds on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, U.S. tax withholding and reporting obligations, expatriations, and tax treaties. His experience also includes managing tax structuring and due diligence teams.
    Private Investment Funds
    Mike has represented middle market private equity fund sponsors and investors (U.S. taxable, tax-exempt and non-U.S. taxpayers) on tax matters associated with fund structure (domestic and offshore), formation, operations, co-investments, and secondary transactions. He also represents non-U.S. resident investors on strategic tax planning and structuring related to U.S. investments.
     

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Represented a biopharmaceutical company with respect to tax matters in its private placement common stock issuance.*

      • Represented a foreign government with respect to tax matters in its dispositions of various U.S. real estate holdings.*

      • Represented a middle market private equity fund with respect to tax matters in its leveraged buyout acquisition of a privately held apparel company.*

      • Represented a foreign multinational corporation in tax structuring and due diligence in its acquisition of a venture capital financed domestic software company.*  

      • Represented a foreign multinational corporation in tax structuring and due diligence in its acquisition of a privately held domestic cosmetics company.*  

      • Represented a global private equity fund in tax due diligence and post-acquisition tax planning in its acquisition of a privately held domestic chemical supply company.*

      • Represented a mezzanine lender on tax issues in numerous mezzanine financing transactions.*

      • Represented private equity sponsors on acquisition financing tax issues related to credit agreements, security and guarantee agreements, and inter-creditor and subordination agreements.*

      • Represented a global private equity sponsor in its leveraged buyout acquisition of a worldwide provider of training classes in business skills and information technology.*

      • Represented a privately held manufacturer of 3D digital scanning solutions for orthodontics and dentistry in a stock sale to a publicly traded corporation.*

      • Represented the U.S. subsidiary of a German publicly traded corporation in the sale of its U.S. particleboard and fiberboard operations.*

      • Represented an asset management firm in connection with numerous co-investments and secondary transactions involving both domestic and foreign private equity funds.*

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  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Tax Changes Could Help Fuel M&A Boom," co-authored with I. Grossman, published in Buyouts (4/12/2010)

    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts: A 2018 Outlook," webcast sponsored by the Knowledge Group (12/5/2017)

      "Recent Regulatory Updates in Distressed Debt and Restructurings: What Lies Ahead in 2017," webcast sponsored by The Knowledge Group (10/7/2016)

      "Tax and Regulatory Concerns for U.S. Distressed Investments," presented during the 9th Annual Private Equity Tax & Compliance Practices Conference, sponsored by the Institute for International Research in Boston, Massachusetts (June 2010)

    • News

      R+C News Releases

      • August 23, 2018

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes New Tax Partner

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