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 as a “Leading Lawyer” by Legal 500 United States


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)
  • 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.

Press Releases

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 Advises Cliqr in Agreement To Be Acquired by Cisco

March 1, 2016

O’Melveny Represents BB&T in US$1.8 Billion Definitive Merger Agreement to Acquire National Penn

August 18, 2015

O’Melveny Represents Dealertrack in US$4 Billion Definitive Merger Agreement with Cox Automotive

June 15, 2015

O’Melveny Represents Gear Design Solutions in Proposed Acquisition by ANSYS

June 8, 2015

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