Ranked InNew York
Tax (Band 1)
Practice Areas: Head of Davis Polk's Tax Department. Practices primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs and financial products. He designed the unique capital structure of SmithKline Beecham and advised on the spinoffs of YUM! Brands from Pepsi, of Visteon from Ford, of Discover from Morgan Stanley, the splitoff of Abercrombie from The Limited, Texaco's merger with Chevron, Comcast on the sale of QVC, the restructuring of Time Warner Entertainment, acquisitions of cable assets from Adelphia and AT&T and 51% of NBC, Exxon's acquisition of XTO as well as Citigroup on a variety of transactions including the MSSB joint venture.