Jay M. Singer is a partner in the Tax practice. He advises clients on tax aspects of corporate transactions, particularly domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, tax-free spin-offs and internal restructurings.
Jay is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in cross-border spin-offs and has served as chair of the DC Bar Corporate Tax Committee and the American Bar Association’s Affiliated and Related Corporations Committee. Earlier in his career, he worked as an attorney in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) National Office. While at the IRS, Jay drafted corporate tax regulations and other published guidance such as private letter rulings addressing complex public company transactions.
For more than a decade in the private sector, Jay has advised major public companies on tax-efficient structuring of complex acquisitions and dispositions, including many transactions worth tens of billions of dollars.
- Advised Boston Scientific on its sale of BTG Specialty Pharmaceuticals to SERB SAS and Stark International Lux S.A.R.L.
- Advised on the $120 billion merger of equals of Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation
- Advised on the $60 billion merger of North American food and beverage companies listed on the NASD
- Advised on the $23 billion merger of U.S.-based media companies into a new U.K. holding company listed on the NASD
- Advised on the initial public offering of an NASD-listed technology company with an initial market capitalization of $10 billion
- Advised on the $7 billion disposition of stock by a Silicon Valley company listed on the NASD
- Advised on the initial public offering of a Xetra-listed company with a market capitalization of $5 billion
- Advised on numerous internal and external spin-offs by publicly traded companies
American University Washington College of Law
- American Bar Association Tax Section, Affiliated and Related Corporations Committee, Chair
- DC Bar Corporate Tax Committee, Chair