Andrew Kreisberg's practice focuses on domestic and international tax law, with an emphasis on the formation and operation of investment funds and joint ventures.
Andrew has worked extensively with both domestic and international sponsors to establish equity and other investment funds. In these transactions, Andrew is often responsible for examining and coordinating advice on domestic US and non-US tax issues, and developing the most advantageous fund structures to minimize the tax burdens on investors.
Andrew's experience extends to stock and asset acquisitions, including tax-free reorganizations and restructurings. Many of these transactions are cross-border deals that required complex structuring to accommodate the business and tax considerations of the parties involved.
Clients rely on Andrew's expertise regarding the tax issues particular to non-US banks, non-US pension plans, non-US endowments, as well as private equity, real estate and other investment funds, for their compliance and transactional concerns, including with respect to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
Andrew regularly represents sovereign and sovereign-related entities in investments in private equity, real estate and other alternative investment entities. These clients include sovereign wealth funds in Asia and the Middle East, Asian and Middle Eastern central banks, European foundations and endowments, and trusts affiliated with wholly owned entities of non-US sovereigns.
Andrew also works extensively on transactions involving real estate investment trusts, or "REITs", both public and private, with particular focus on issues relevant to cross-border investors.
Representation of Saudi Refining, Inc. (SRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), in the discontinuation of Motiva Enterprises LLC and the division of Motiva's assets, liabilities and businesses between SRI and affiliates of its joint venture partner, Royal Dutch Shell PLC.
Representation of Havas Health, Inc., a global communications company operating in more than 50 countries and an affiliate of French multinational advertising and public relations company Havas (Euronext: HAV), in its formation of joint venture company HVH Precision Analytics LLC with Vencore, Inc., a private defense contractor serving the US intelligence community, Department of Defense and other agencies.
Representation of Iconix Brand Group, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed consumer brand management company, in its US$100 million sale of intellectual property assets and licenses primarily related to the Sharper Image brand in the United States, Latin America, China, India and Israel.
Guaranteed Payments for the Use of Capital – Interest or Distributive Share, TNT 129–2, 2011
The Effect of Transfer Restrictions on Continuity of Interest, TNT 148–7, 2010