Mr. Trier is counsel in Davis Polk’s Tax Department. His practice focuses on domestic and international tax planning for corporate mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, spinoffs and private equity investments. He also has a substantial amount of experience in financial transactions such as convertible debt instruments, equity derivatives, securitization and project finance, and has done a significant amount of work involving novel executive compensation and employee benefits arrangements and insurance products. In addition to his tax planning practice, he has represented clients on ruling and legislative matters and in tax controversies.
Mr. Trier most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy in the U.S. Treasury Department, where he oversaw the Office of the Tax Legislative Counsel, assisted in establishing and implementing the legislative goals of the Office, and coordinated the administrative guidance projects of the Office. He rejoined Treasury in 2017, having previously served as the Department’s Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, Tax Legislative Counsel and Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel from 1988 to 1989.