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Morrison & Foerster adds senior tax partner in New York

Law firm Morrison & Foerster has appointed Anthony (Tony) Carbone as a partner in its New York office. Carbone will co-chair the firm’s Global Tax Department with Craig Fields and David Strong, and will also co-chair the Federal Tax Group with Strong.

Carbone further expands Morrison & Foerster’s tax capabilities both on the East Coast and across the firm, and brings market-leading expertise to its Business Restructuring & Insolvency, M&A, Private Equity, and Fund Formation practices. He comes to Morrison & Foerster from the New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

Carbone’s practice focuses on tax planning strategies and the tax consequences of a wide range of business and investment transactions in the U.S. and internationally. He advises on all forms of leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, restructurings, and other types of investment transactions. Carbone regularly represents private equity funds, deal sponsors, investment banks, commercial banks, and hedge funds, as well as venture capital, real estate, and other funds, acquiring and target companies, and management groups. He also has extensive experience on the tax aspects of bankruptcy matters and has been involved in many high-profile matters. Carbone is a Certified Public Accountant.

“Tony is a highly distinguished transactional tax lawyer with decades of experience, and we are delighted to have someone of his stature join the firm to further expand our capabilities in a variety of practice areas,” says Larren Nashelsky, chair of Morrison & Foerster. “Tony’s outstanding level of technical expertise, coupled with his collaborative and practical approach, will help the firm deliver highly sophisticated and value-added tax advice to our clients across a wide range of transaction types.”

Strong, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Tax Department and Federal Tax Group, adds: “Tony is an incredible talent and energetic team player who will add tremendous depth to our bankruptcy, M&A, private equity, and fund formation practices.” Strong also stated: “I am truly looking forward to working with Tony and leading the firm’s federal tax practice together, with a view toward further expanding our capabilities along the East Coast and elsewhere in order to best serve our clients.”

Carbone received his Masters of Law in taxation from New York University, JD and Masters in Accounting from Syracuse University, and BS in accounting from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

“Morrison & Foerster is known for its high-caliber, international transactional work and provides an ideal fit for my practice,” says Carbone. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues to deliver the best possible service to our clients, and to serving as co-chair of the firm’s tax practice.” 

Prior to joining Willkie, Tony was a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP, where he was co-leader of the Tax Group, a former deputy chair of the corporate area, and co-managing partner of Bingham’s New York office.

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