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Roger S. Wise

Fax +1.202.778.9100
Roger Wise counsels clients on the federal income tax aspects of domestic and cross-border business transactions.  Mr. Wise advises clients on the tax aspects of structuring open-end and closed-end mutual funds, hedge funds and private equity funds.   Recent matters include master-feeder structures, fund-of-funds strategies, tax-free reorganizations of investment companies, and complex reorganizations involving partnerships.  Mr. Wise’s experience also includes structuring and negotiating corporate acquisitions and divestitures, including leveraged buyouts, internal reorganizations and inbound and outbound investments. In addition, he has advised clients on the tax aspects of corporate restructurings, both in and out of bankruptcy.  He also advises clients on the corporate and tax aspects of joint ventures.  Mr. Wise has worked on contested matters at the IRS Audit and Appeals level, and has handled ruling requests with the IRS.  He also advises clients on the tax consequences of settlements with private litigants and governmental entities.  Mr. Wise has authored numerous client alerts and is a regular speaker at industry and in-house conferences on private equity and hedge funds.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University School of Law, LL.M. Tax Program, “Corporate Income Tax I”
  • American Bar Association (Tax Section)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (Tax Section)
  • Member, Investment Company Institute Tax Advisory Group, Managed Funds Association Tax Committee