Alan Kaden

Managing Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Alan Kaden

Alan Kaden

Managing Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Biography

Alan S. Kaden is a tax partner resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office and co-chair of the Firm's Tax Department. He joined the Firm in 1981 and became a partner in 1987. Mr. Kaden is also a member of the Firm's Governance Committee and is the managing partner of the Washington, DC office.

Mr. Kaden has experience in all the principal areas of tax law, with particular emphasis on the structuring and negotiation of taxable and tax-free corporate acquisitions, reorganizations, spin-off transactions and dispositions of ongoing business enterprises, the structuring of investment funds, the development of partnership and other joint-venture arrangements for various business ventures and tax planning for financings, and other capital formation transactions. He also has extensive tax litigation experience, the combination of which, with his transactional tax work, is a distinguishing element of his practice.

Mr. Kaden works closely with various practice groups throughout the Firm and is a key member of the corporate transactional practice. Additionally, he acts as tax adviser to a number of major public and private corporations, investment bankers and other law firms. Clients whom he has represented include SPX Corporation in a tax-free spin-off of its Flow business into a new standalone, publicly traded company; Permira Funds and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in their US$5.3b acquisition of Informatica; C&J Energy Services in its US$1.5b merger with a subsidiary of Nabors Industries; Humana Inc. in the US$1.06b sale of its subsidiary Concentra; Cargill in the US$24b split-off and disposition of its 64% stake in The Mosaic Company (for which he was recognized by American Lawyer as “Dealmaker of the Week” and Law360 as a “MVP Lawyer of the Year”); and Abraxis BioScience in its US$2.9b acquisition by Celgene Corporation.

Mr. Kaden is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of various tax committees and has authored numerous published articles.

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Washington, DC, United States

Number of Boards

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Number of Awards

5

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Alan Kaden
Managing Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1981

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

BS, magna cum laude
Class of 1978

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Memberships
Member
Prior

The Columbia Law Review is one of the world’s leading publications of legal scholarship. Founded in 1901, the Review is an independent nonprofit corporation that produces a law journal edited and published entirely by students at Columbia Law School. It is one of a handful of student-edited law journals in the nation that publish eight issues a year. The Review is one of the most widely distributed and cited law reviews in the country. It receives about 2,000 submissions per year and selects approximately 20–25 manuscripts for publication annually, in addition to student Notes. In 2008, the Review expanded its audience with the launch of Sidebar, an online supplement to the Review. By bringing together a diverse group of legal scholars, practitioners, community leaders, and judges, Sidebar provides an important, emerging forum for the discussion of pressing legal issues.

Career History
Managing Partner
1981 - Current

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP provides legal services. Its clients include Bank of America, Dow Jones and Northrop Grumman. The company has offices in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Washington. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Adjunct Professor of Law
Current

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

Boards & Committees
Member, Governance Committee
Current

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP provides legal services. Its clients include Bank of America, Dow Jones and Northrop Grumman. The company has offices in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Washington. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$500
2001

Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer at Save the Children Federation, Inc.

Transactions
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The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity), Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., CDP Capital Private Equity, Stone Point Capital LLC purchase York Insurance Services Group, Inc. from Onex Partners

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AXA SA, AXA Real Estate Investment Managers SA purchase Northstar Realty Europe Corp.

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Goldman Sachs Asset Management LP purchase Aptitude Investment Management LP from Lindsay Goldberg, LLC

Awards & Honors
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, Tax Lawyers
2012
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, Tax Lawyers
Admitted to the New York Bar
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