Washington, D.C., November 6, 2008—Patton Boggs LLP snared Richard E. Andersen to join its ranks as a partner in its growing New York office where he will practice tax and international law.
Mr. Andersen brings to the table more than two decades of experience in both domestic and international transactional tax matters. He has counseled U.S. and international clients on a number of general corporate, partnership, financial products and international tax matters.
“Richard’s extensive experience in and knowledge of tax, finance and international law make him an invaluable asset to our clients, particularly in this time of economic crisis,” said Jim Tyrrell, managing partner of the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices. “As our New York office continues to grow in both size and prominence, we are proud to have someone of Richard’s caliber join the firm.”
Mr. Andersen’s deep background includes experience in domestic and international corporate reorganizations; acquisitions and divestitures; joint ventures and technology transfers; commercial, asset-based and structured finance; securities offerings and other corporate finance transactions; project financings and privatizations; and private equity and investment funds.
He routinely provides clients with advice on U.S. and international tax aspects of a variety of matters, including real estate acquisitions and dispositions, “greenfield” business operations, corporate mergers and acquisitions and international infrastructure projects.
“I’m excited to be joining Patton Boggs and look forward to building upon my practice alongside the well-respected and renowned finance and tax attorneys at the firm,” Mr. Andersen said. “Patton Boggs provides me with a tremendous platform from which to expand my practice while supporting the growth of the New York office and working with a deep roster of interesting clients.”
Before joining Patton Boggs, Mr. Andersen led the New York tax practice at Arnold & Porter. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Columbia University and his law degree from Columbia Law School. Mr. Andersen received his L.L.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law, where he currently teaches international law in the Graduate Tax Program. He is fluent in French and German.