Anthony J. Carbone is a partner in our New York office and co-chair of the firm’s Tax Department. He also serves as co-chair of the Federal Tax practice. His practice focuses on tax planning strategies and the tax consequences of a wide range of business, investment and capital markets transactions in the U.S. and internationally.
He advises clients on all forms of mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, fund formation and leveraged buyouts representing private equity funds, deal sponsors, investment banks, commercial banks and hedge funds, as well as venture capital, real estate and other funds (foreign and U.S.), acquiring and target companies, and management groups.
Tony has extensive experience on the tax aspects of bankruptcy matters and has been involved in many high-profile matters. He also has extensive experience in the tax aspects of corporate finance transactions representing both financial institutions and their customers and clients. He advises banks and other offshore clients on the tax aspects of their U.S. and offshore business activities, and their offerings of securities and other financial products into the U.S. His experience includes foreign investments in the U.S. and abroad, international joint ventures and international finance transactions.
Tony also has extensive experience in a wide variety of securities offerings, including complex debt securities, securitization transactions and derivatives. His expertise includes debt securities that contain an embedded derivative, including finance instruments with returns linked to various types of reference assets.
Tony handles federal, state and local tax controversies involving both administration proceedings and litigation in federal and state courts. Tony has also been involved in a number of cases challenging the applicability and/or constitutionality of certain New York State and city tax provisions and has successfully had such proceedings transferred from the State Tax Administration Tribunal to the New York state courts.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Tony was a tax partner at a large, international law firm based in New York and prior to that he 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. Tony is a member of the American Bar Association (Tax Section) and the New York State Bar Association (Tax Section). He is the former President of the New York Chapter of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Alumni Association and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the university’s alumni organization.
Tony is a Certified Public Accountant.
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