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Andrea M. Despotes

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Andrea M. Despotes advises Fortune 500 companies in structuring tax-free reorganizations and spin-off transactions, and counsels mid-sized companies and entrepreneurial concerns in all aspects of tax planning. She has signifi cant experience obtaining private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service and advising on the complex federal income tax rules governing consolidated groups, S corporations, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and partnerships, with a concentration on the federal income tax aspects of corporate divestitures and acquisitions, partnership transactions and tax-planning strategies.

Andrea is recognized as a leader in the 2010 and editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (recommended in “Tax”).

Andrea has written and co-authored numerous articles on federal income tax topics. Her most recent publications include “Assessing REIT Spin-Off Transactions,” Journal of Taxation of Corporate Transactions (May-June 2002), and “Assumptions of Liabilities in Corporate Nonrecognition Transactions,” Journal of Taxation of Corporate Transactions (July-August 2003).

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1995
  • Stanford University, B.A., with distinction; 1991, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions:
  • Illinois

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