Richard E. Andersen

Retired Partner

Richard Andersen was the firm’s principal international tax lawyer, with more than three decades of experience providing solutions to the global tax challenges faced by international investors and multinational companies. Drawing on his background in the M&A, finance, investment fund and real estate sectors, he assisted individual, family, corporate and institutional clients—worldwide and across all industries—with their compliance obligations, and develops effective and practical responses to their cross-border structuring and operational needs and opportunities. As US and overseas businesses and investors “go global” sooner and more often than ever before, his advice helped avoid pitfalls and secure tax planning benefits around the world.


Mr. Andersen advised clients on the legal and tax aspects of international investments and business transactions. He possessed expertise in international and tax law, which enabled him to counsel US and international clients on a wide variety of tax, transactional and financing issues. Mr. Andersen had extensive experience representing clients in domestic and international corporate reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures, and joint ventures and fund formation matters. Additionally, he regularly counseled clients with regard to general corporate, partnership and financial matters.

Mr. Andersen provided advice on the tax aspects of real estate acquisitions and dispositions, corporate mergers and acquisitions and international infrastructure projects, including withholding tax issues relating to cross-border cash flows and tax-efficient investor exit mechanisms. He also advised on international debt offerings and investments by sovereign wealth funds, the formation of global investment structures, and on the growing reporting and disclosure obligations of financial institutions and their individual account holders.

Professional Activities

Mr. Andersen taught international tax law at the NYU Graduate Tax Program. He was a member of the International Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association and served on the advisory boards of the Journal of International Taxation (RIA Group/WGL), Tax Management (BNA) and Word Trade Executive Inc.


  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2013–2023 editions of the Best Lawyers in America for his tax law practice.
  • Listed in multiple editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his tax practice.
  • Recommended in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the The Legal 500 United States in the area of Tax: US Taxes Non-Contentious.
  • Recognized as a leader in the tax field by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers.
  • Named a “New York Super Lawyer for international law in the 2006, 2012, 2018–2021 and 2023 editions of Metro Edition magazine.
  • Recognized as a leading lawyer by Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

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  • Education

    • LLM, Taxation, New York University, 1987

    • JD, Columbia Law School, 1981

    • BA, Columbia University, 1978

      magna cum laude
  • Admissions

    • New York

    • Massachusetts

  • Languages

    • French

    • German



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