Key Experience

  • Tax planning for distressed, insolvent and bankrupt companies and their creditors.
  • Tax planning advice to clients on business transactions.
  • Counsels exempt organizations.


Howard Jacobson advises clients on the tax consequences of:

  • Financial restructuring and bankruptcy reorganizations
  • Taxable and tax-free stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions
  • Partnership and limited liability formations and transactions
  • Public and private offerings of equity and debt
  • Real estate investments
  • American Indian tribal and member taxation
  • Executive compensation.

Representative Work

Financial Restructurings

  • Retail industry restructurings, including Sears, Nine West, Payless and True Religion.
  • Communications companies, including iHeart Media, Cumulus Media, Tribune, Lightsquared and Ion Media.
  • Energy companies, including Energy Future Holdings , Longview Power, Endeavour, Templar Energy, SunEdison and Rex Energy.
  • Coal industry cases.
  • Washington Mutual, and other bank holding company cases.

Public Service and Affiliations