Neil Barr

Managing Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Neil Barr

Neil Barr

Managing Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Biography

Mr. Barr is the Managing Partner of Davis Polk and a senior member of the Tax Department.

Twice named a “Tax MVP of the Year” by Law360, Mr. Barr is recognized as a leading tax lawyer in numerous industry publications. His practice focuses on advising companies and their boards on complex transactions with emphasis on federal income tax matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, spinoffs and splitoffs, and group structuring.

Before his election as Managing Partner in 2019, Mr. Barr spent five years as head of the firm’s Tax Department.

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Neil Barr
Managing Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Education
JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 2000

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

BS in Finance
Class of 1997

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

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International Fiscal Association operates as the non-governmental and non-sectoral international organization dealing with fiscal matters. The company was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Career History
Managing Partner
2000 - Current

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offers legal solutions to areas such as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, insolvency, and restructuring, investment management, tax, and litigation. Based in New York, the company was founded by Francis N. Bangs in 1849.

Political Donations
$500
2011

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

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MI Windows & Doors, Inc. purchases Milgard Manufacturing, Inc. from Masco Corporation

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The Walt Disney Company purchases Hulu LLC from Comcast Corporation

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Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. purchases GE Transportation from General Electric Company

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Tax
The Legal 500 United States - Tax Law
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