Alexander Anderson


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Alex Anderson focuses his practice on US federal and state income tax law, with an emphasis on bankruptcy and financial restructuring transactions, mergers & acquisitions, financing transactions, investment funds, cross-border tax planning, securities offerings, investment fund structuring, aviation and equipment finance, and inbound and outbound investment structures. Alex is recognized by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 United States as a leading tax lawyer.

In addition to his commercial work, Alex has dedicated significant time to pro bono matters and has been recognized by the New York State Bar Association as an “Empire State Counsel” for his commitment to pro bono on behalf of low-income and vulnerable clients. He also is a regular participant in the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts program and has counseled numerous artists, playwrights, filmmakers, and musicians on a pro bono basis in support of their for-profit and not-for-profit entity formations, conflict-of-interest policies, and applications for tax-exempt status.


Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1999
  • Boston College, B.A., 1996

Professional Activities


  • New York State Bar Association (Tax Section)


  • “A Guide to the New, Improved Section 355(e) Regulations,” Mergers and Acquisitions, 3, no. 4 (August 2002), Swartz, Linda Z. and Alexander F. Anderson
  • “New, Improved ‘Anti-Morris Trust’ Regulations Regarding Tax-Free Spin-offs and Related Mergers and Acquisitions,” The M&A Lawyer, 5, no. 1 (May 2001), Swartz, Linda Z. and Alexander F. Anderson


  • “Current Developments in Transportation Asset Backed Securitizations,”   Committee of Banking Institutions on Taxation’s (CBIT) 46th Annual Fall Tax Day (November 2015)


  • CST Industries, the world's largest and leading tank and dome manufacturer, and two affiliated debtors, as lead debtors' counsel in connection with their Chapter 11 proceedings
  • DNB Bank ASA as a prepetition lender and debtor-in-possession lender in connection with the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of GulfMark Offshore Inc. 
  • Republic Airways Holdings Inc. in its Chapter 11 proceedings and successful plan of reorganization
  • Delta Petroleum Corp. in its Chapter 11 filing and plan of reorganization that involved the formation of a joint venture company with Laramie II LLC
  • Credit Suisse AG in Zurich on its participation in a $1.4 billion syndicated loan as well as a $75 million bilateral facility against Excel Maritime and 40 of its affiliates amid the Greek shipping company's descent into bankruptcy