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Edward J. Hannon

Quarles & Brady LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Ed Hannon is the Chair of Quarles & Brady's Business Law Practice Group in Chicago and works with clients in adopting tax savings structures for acquisitions of privately-held, family-owned businesses. Ed also advises clients on the use of tax-oriented structures in real estate transactions.

Representing real estate owners and investors throughout the U.S., Ed addresses tax, governance, and entity formation and dissolution issues. He also advises non-U.S. investors in structures designed to minimize U.S. tax costs related to U.S. real estate investment. Ed has significant experience advising real estate companies in structures that facilitate tax-free like-kind exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, including the Delaware statutory trust structure and the tenant in common structure.

Ed is regularly involved in drafting and negotiating tax provisions included in stock purchase agreements, merger agreements, and tax sharing agreements used in acquisitions of U.S.-based businesses.

With respect to non-real estate transactions, Ed has represented strategic buyers and private equity firms in the acquisition and disposition of U.S. businesses ranging in value from $30 million to $500 million.

Ed, who is also a certified public accountant, served as chair of the Board of Directors of the Illinois CPA Society.  He also is a member of the adjunct faculty at the DePaul University Graduate School of Business where he teaches a course on taxation of real estate transactions in the graduate real estate program.

Ed earned his law degree from Loyola University School of Law; his LL.M., with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center; and his undergraduate degree from St. Louis University.

Edward J. Hannon is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Chicago, IL
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters John T. Barry, Jeffrey B. Fugal, Edward J. Hannon, Patricia A. Hintz and Elizabeth G. Nowakowski, Tax Opportunities and Tax Traps for Real Estate Transactions, The Real Estate Finance Journal, Spring 2018 - 20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Thursday, October 25, 2018
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