Robert Fisher

Partner

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Bob Fisher focuses his practice on the tax aspects of corporate transactions. He has experience advising, structuring, and implementing corporate and partnership acquisitions and dispositions, including taxable and tax-free mergers and stock and asset transactions. Bob also has experience in the formation and financing of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, corporate restructurings and reorganizations, and leasing transactions. A creative problem solver known for also crafting cost-efficient solutions, he has advised start-up companies as well as private and public mid-cap and large international entities.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” and recommended by Legal 500 United States

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 1998: Order of the Coif
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., 1995: magna cum laude

Professional Activities

Co-Author

  • “Anti-Morris Trust Legislation: Common Plan, Plan and Non-Plan Factors, And Letter Rulings,” Tax Notes Today (1999)

Speaker

  • New York University 66th Institute on Federal Taxation (November 2007)
  • Represent Yahoo Inc. in numerous acquisitions. 
  • Represented Overland Storage in its combination with sphere.
  • Represented Priceline in the acquisition of rocket travel. 
  • Represented Lieberman Broadcasting in its debt restructuring. 
  • Represented Houzz in the redemption of certain of its outstanding shares.
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Alerts and Publications

Press Releases

O’Melveny Closes Sale of Finisar to II-VI Incorporated

September 24, 2019

O’Melveny Represents Electronics For Imaging in Closing of US$1.7 Billion Acquisition by Siris Affiliate

July 25, 2019

O’Melveny Represents SMART Global Holdings in Acquisitions of Artesyn Embedded Computing and Inforce Computing

July 9, 2019

O’Melveny Advises WeWork on Acquisition of Waltz

July 2, 2019

O’Melveny Advises Booking Holdings Inc. in Agreement to Acquire Venga

May 6, 2019

O’Melveny Represents Electronics For Imaging in Agreement to be Acquired by Affiliate of Siris for US$1.7 Billion

April 15, 2019

O’Melveny Advises Quantenna Communications on $1.07B Sale

March 27, 2019

O’Melveny Represents Finisar in US$3.2 Billion Agreement to be Acquired by II-VI Incorporated

November 9, 2018

O’Melveny Advises VMware on Purchase of Heptio

November 6, 2018

O’Melveny Guides OnShift on Strategic Investment

October 29, 2018

O’Melveny Advises Future Beat on Sale to On Location Events

October 10, 2018

O’Melveny Represents HID Global in Crossmatch Acquisition

September 24, 2018

O’Melveny Represents Truett-Hurst in Sale of Wholesale Wine Business

August 15, 2018

O’Melveny Represents Skyworks in Acquisition of Avnera

August 8, 2018

O’Melveny Represents Microsemi in US$10.15 Billion Agreement to be Acquired by Microchip

March 1, 2018

O’Melveny Represents Cedexis in Acquisition by Citrix

February 12, 2018

O’Melveny Represents Mezi in Sale to American Express

January 30, 2018

In the News

Law360: 3 Firms Shape US$1.7B Deal for Digital Printing Biz

April 15, 2019

Daily Journal: 2018 M&A Deals Broke US$4 Trillion Mark, Beating Last Year

January 8, 2019

Global Legal Chronicle: II-VI Incorporate’s $3.2 Billion Acquisition of Finisar

December 29, 2018

Global Legal Chronicle: VMware’s Acquisition of Heptio

December 29, 2018

Global Legal Chronicle: OnShift’s Round Funding

December 28, 2018

The Deal: VMware Hones Skills with Heptio Acquisition

November 7, 2018

The Deal: Clearlake Backs OnShift

October 25, 2018

The Deal: Malibu Boats Sails Off With Pursuit Assets

August 23, 2018

Wine Business Group: O’Melveny Represents Truett-Hurst in Sale of Wholesale Wine Business

August 20, 2018

Law360: O’Melveny Guides Skyworks’ $405M Avnera Acquisition

August 8, 2018

The Deal: M&A TRANSACTION

August 6, 2018