Tax Attorney Chris Roman Leaves King & Spalding to Join Fried Frank in New York
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Summary: Fried Frank announced in a press release that leading tax attorney Christopher Roman has left King & Spalding to join Fried Frank in New York as a partner.

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced on Monday that Christopher Roman and Nick Thornton have joined the Firm as partners in the Tax Practice, with Roman residing in the New York office and Thornton residing in the London office.


“We are pleased to welcome Chris and welcome back Nick, who both bring strong technical skills and commercial acumen to our Tax Practice and to our clients around the world,” said David Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “In addition, both consistently demonstrate a deep understanding of the markets in which their clients operate and will make important contributions to our asset management, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, finance and real estate matters.”

Roman’s practice focuses on tax aspects of alternative investment funds and fund-related M&A, with significant experience in both corporate transactional work and matters involving real estate and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Roman has significant experience in representation of companies and underwriters in REIT formations, securities offerings, debt financings, asset acquisitions, dispositions, M&A and other transactions.

Roman is the chairman of the American Bar Association’s REIT Committee and member of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on the Taxation of Business Enterprises.

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In addition to representing both sponsors and investors in fund formations, he has extensive experience representing investors in secondary sales of interests in private funds on both the sell-side and buy-side, as well as investors and sponsors in debt and equity co-investment transactions.

Before joining Fried Frank, Roman was a partner in the Tax Department of King & Spalding‘s New York office.

He received an LLM from New York University School of Law in 1995, a JD from The University of Akron School of Law in 1994 and a BS from Indiana University in 1991.

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