Robert Cudd is a senior counsel practicing in the New York and San Francisco offices of Morrison & Foerster. Mr. Cudd has over 30 years’ experience in a broad range of domestic and international tax matters, including infrastructure, energy and timber projects, involving joint ventures, private equity funds, real estate investment trusts and sovereign investment funds.
Mr. Cudd has had extensive experience structuring domestic and cross-border infrastructure, timber and energy funds involving public and private REITs, utilities, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and foundations. He has been involved in all of the tax aspects of structuring investments in real estate, timberlands, wind projects, solar projects, pipelines, power plants, and transmission lines. He has structured numerous cross-border arrangements for both U.S. and foreign investors.
He has broad experience in taxable and tax-free corporate and partnership reorganizations. He has structured funds to purchase and modify distressed assets including debt obligations.
Mr. Cudd is admitted to practice in the state courts of New York and California, the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York, the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is also listed among New York Super Lawyers for 2012.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster in 2006, Mr. Cudd was a partner in the New York office of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.
Mr. Cudd received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 1978, his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974 and his B.A. from Trinity College where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.