John C. Hart
Tax Partner and Head of Tax Department, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP
Join John Hart of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and HLS Senior Lecturer Stephen Shay for an informal discussion of tax issues arising in a leading law firm tax practice, including corporate inversion activity, implications of proposed debt-equity regulations, threats to investment funds’ carried interest and fee arrangements and coping with EU state aid cases questioning tax rulings in the EU.
John Hart is a Tax Partner in the New York office of Simpson Thacher and Head of the Firm’s Tax Department. John represents clients on a wide variety of tax matters, including IPOs; formation of private investment funds; REITs and real estate transactions; asset manager M&A; and publicly traded partnerships. John has advised on numerous IPOs, including for Hilton, La Quinta, Medley, Blackstone, Oaktree and Brixmor. John regularly represents leading fund sponsors, such as Apax, Blackstone, CVC, Hellman & Friedman and Macquarie, in forming real estate funds, private equity funds, debt funds and other private investment funds. He has also advised on numerous major real estate transactions, including Blackstone’s $6 billion go-private acquisition of Strategic Hotels, Blackstone’s acquisition of $23 billion of real estate assets from GE Capital and Hilton’s sale of the Waldorf-Astoria.
John received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1979. He received his A.B. with High Distinction and Highest Honors in English Literature in 1976 from the University of Michigan, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
This event is co-sponsored by the HLS Tax Program
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