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Corporate Tax - Advisory 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Joshua Holmes is looked upon with enormous favour by peers thanks to his extensive expertise in tax issues relating to mergers, joint ventures and spinoffs.


Joshua M Holmes joined the tax department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz as an associate in 1999 and was elected partner in 2007. He focuses on the tax aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs and financial instruments. Mr Holmes has been the principal tax lawyer on numerous domestic and cross-border transactions in a wide range of industries.

Mr Holmes received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993, an MA in economics from Stanford University in 1996, a JD from Stanford Law School in 1999 and an LLM in taxation from New York University School of Law in 2004.

Mr Holmes is recognised as a leading tax lawyer by Chambers USAWho’s Who LegalLeaders League, and Super Lawyers. He is an active member of the executive committee of the tax section of the New York State Bar Association, in addition to being a member of the tax section of the American Bar Association, the USA branch of the International Fiscal Association, and the New York Committee of Realty Trust Tax Lawyers.

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