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Lewis R. Steinberg

Lewis R. Steinberg

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Head of Structured Solutions
Managing Director Americas M&A, Global Corporate and Investment Banking
New York, NY, USA


Lew Steinberg is Managing Director Mergers and Acquisitions and Head of Structured Solutions in the Global Corporate and Investment Bank of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Lew joined BAML in May 2015.  Lew focuses on tax, legal and accounting structuring with respect to mergers and acquisitions and selected capital markets transactions.

Prior to May 2015, Lew was Managing Director Mergers and Acquisitions and Head of Strategic Advisory in the Investment Banking Department of Credit Suisse (USA) LLC, which he joined in July 2010.  Prior to Credit Suisse, Lew was Managing Director and Global Head of the Strategic Solutions Group in the Investment Banking Department at UBS Securities LLC.

As a banker, Mr. Steinberg has been involved in a number of significant M&A transactions, including SPX’s proposed spin-off of its Flow business, GTECH’s acquisition of International Game Technology Inc., Imperial Tobacco’s acquisition of U.S. cigarette brands from Lorillard Inc. and Reynolds American Inc., Energy Transfer’s acquisition of Susser Holdings, Albertson’s acquisition of Safeway Inc., Rayonier’s spin-off of its Performance Fibers business, Paladin’s sale to Endo Health Solutions, Berry Petroleum’s sale to LINN Energy and Liberty Global’s acquisition of Virgin Media.

Until December 2004, Lew was a partner and co-head of the tax department with the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he specialized in corporate, partnership and international tax, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, financial products and corporate finance transactions. Lew joined Cravath as an associate in 1984 and was elected partner in 1991.

Lew received his A.B. from Amherst College (Phi Beta Kappa), his J.D. (with honors) from the New York University School of Law, and his LL.M. in Tax, also from NYU. Lew is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, where he has taught since 1993. He is a former Chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section and a former co-Chair of the Taxation Committee of the International Bar Association. Lew is a Life Trustee of the NYU School of Law and a Board Chair of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.

Lewis R. Steinberg is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Private Equity: Passthrough Investments (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Friday, June 09, 2017
Planning for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Investments (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Planning for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Investments - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Planning for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Investments - Planning for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Investments, Friday, October 27, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Planning for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Investments - Planning for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Investments, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Planning for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Investments - Planning for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Investments, Friday, October 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Negotiating Merger and Acquisition Agreements - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Negotiating Tax Provisions in Merger and Acquisition Agreements - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Taxation of Equity Derivatives - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitons, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
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