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 by The Legal 500 US for Tax (2017-2020)

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)
  • 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.

In the News

Press Releases

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

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

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