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Lucy W. Farr

Lucy W. Farr

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

New York, NY, USA

Ms. Farr is a member of Davis Polk’s Tax Department. She concentrates in the taxation of corporate finance, derivatives and structured finance and on domestic and international tax planning for financial institutions. She has advised financial institutions and issuers in the development and execution of complex public and private financial products designed to achieve capital raising, hedging or other objectives. Ms. Farr has also done significant work representing investment funds and insurance companies.


Ms. Farr is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.



  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • Council Director, ABA Section of Taxation
  • Past President, The Tax Club of New York City
  • Past Chair, Financial Transactions Committee of the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association


  • Partner, 2003-present
  • Associate, 1995-2003

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • A.B., Harvard College, 1992
  • cum laude
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1995
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1999
  • Editor in Chief, Yale Journal on Regulation
Lucy W. Farr is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Code Sec. 1032—Taking Stock of the Situation - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Constructive Sales Under Section 1259: The Best Is Yet to Come - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018

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