Biography

Andrew W. Needham is a partner in Cravath’s Tax Department. His practice concentrates on tax advisory work in mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, private equity and hedge funds, REIT taxation, partnership taxation and general tax planning for the preservation of net operating losses and other tax attributes.

Mr. Needham has been repeatedly recognized as a leading tax practitioner by, among others, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2008 through 2018; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2014 through 2018; The Legal 500 from 2007 through 2018; The Best Lawyers in America from 2011 through 2018; and Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Tax from 2011 through 2017.  In 2017, he was named to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame in the International Tax category.

In 2012, Mr. Needham served as Chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section and is currently a member of its Executive Committee.  He is also a member of the Bloomberg BNA Corporate Advisory Board, The Harvard Tax Club, the Private Investment Funds Tax Forum and the REIT Tax Club, as well as a frequent speaker at various tax conferences. Mr. Needham is also the author of many published articles.

Mr. Needham received a B.A. from the University of Arizona in 1982, a J.D. and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, in 1986 and 1990, respectively, and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1992.  He joined Cravath in 2005 as a Tax Partner.