Michael J. Alter

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

Michael J. Alter

Michael J. Alter

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

Biography

Michael J. Alter is a tax partner resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. He joined the Firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2006.

Mr. Alter's practice focuses on federal income taxation, with particular emphasis on the structuring and negotiation of taxable and tax-free acquisitions and dispositions, reorganizations and spin-offs, as well as tax planning for debt and equity securities offerings and financings.

Mr. Alter's significant representations include Knight Transportation, Inc. in its merger with Swift Transportation Company; Thomson Reuters in its acquisition of Clarient Global LLC and Avox Limited; Lockheed Martin in its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft; Coach in its acquisitions of Kate Spade & Company and Stuart Weitzman Holdings; Dean & DeLuca in its acquisition by Pace Development; Merck & Co. in its sale of its consumer care business, its divestiture of Sirna Therapeutics and its €1b offering of Euro-denominated notes; and Media General in its acquisition of LIN Media, its merger with New Young Broadcasting and its merger with Nexstar Broadcasting Group.

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

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

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

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

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Michael J. Alter
Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Education
JD with Honors
Class of 1997

Since enrolling its first class in 1865, The George Washington University Law School has produced some of the finest minds across the spectrum of legal scholarship. That tradition continues today, as GW Law graduates use the knowledge and skills they gain here to influence the critical legal conversations of our times.

BA, magna cum laude
Class of 1993

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We are a small, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways. Union's rigorous academics take place in a diverse, welcoming campus environment that supports your personal growth, provides you with a wealth of opportunities to find and pursue your passions, and inspires you to engage with the local and global community through meaningful projects and volunteer work. At Union, you'll find a vibrant community of learners and scholars, of leaders and change agents—people whose ambition, energy and desire to make things happen are contagious. The intellectual and creative spark can be felt in our academic buildings, Minerva Houses, labs, library, studios and recital rooms—anywhere you go on our historic campus. We have a long tradition of innovation and of educating creative problem-solvers, a tradition which continues to flourish and to define who we are today.

Career History
Partner
2000 - 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.

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Future Plc purchases SmartBrief, Inc. from Venturehouse Group LLC

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Wieland-Werke AG purchases Global Brass & Copper Holdings, Inc.

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Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. purchases The KEYW Holding Corp.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Tax
Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar
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