Robert Fisher


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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 by The Legal 500 US for Tax (2017-2021)


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

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)
  • 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.

Press Releases

O’Melveny Advises Lionsgate in Hemisphere Media Group Acquisition of Video-on-Demand Service Pantaya

May 11, 2021

O’Melveny Advises Samsung Display on US$1.5 Billion Sale of Shares in Corning and in Extension of Investment Relationship

April 8, 2021

O’Melveny Guides Faraday Future on SPAC Transaction with Estimated US$1 Billion in Proceeds

February 2, 2021

O’Melveny Represents Urovant in Its Sale to Sumitovant

November 17, 2020

O’Melveny Represents Pharmaron in its US$137.5 Million Acquisition of US-based Absorption Systems

November 12, 2020

O’Melveny Advises SMART Global Holdings on Entry into an Acquisition Agreement for Cree, Inc.’s LED Products Business

October 19, 2020

O’Melveny Guides The Friedkin Group to the Acquisition of the Controlling Stake of AS Roma Football Club

August 17, 2020

O’Melveny Advises WeWork on Sale of Meetup

March 30, 2020

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