O’Melveny Worldwide
Areas of Focus
Areas of Focus

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.

  • Represented Mitsui in numerous acquisitions and investments.
  • Represented HID Global in numerous acquisitions.
  • Represented Live Nation in multiple acquisitions of S corporations.
  • Represented SMART Global Holdings in the acquisition of Artesyn Embedded and Inforce Computing.
  • Represented Edwards Lifesciences Corporation in the acquisition of Valtech Cardio.
  • Represented a television broadcasting company in its debt restructuring.
  • Represented a developer of technology neurostimulation devices in connection with the sale of all of the stock of the company for cash and deferred payments.
  • Represented a large investment company in connection with the sale of a portion of the stock of the company with deferred sale of the remaining stock.
  • Represented an internet search company in the acquisition of a competitor.
  • Represented several private equity companies in numerous acquisitions of C corporations, S corporations, LLCs, and partnerships.
  • Represented numerous investors and issuing companies in connection with the issuance of common stock, preferred stock and debt.


Bar Admissions

  • California


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

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 US for Tax (2017-2022)

Professional Activities


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


  • New York University 66th Institute on Federal Taxation (November 2007)

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