Richard M. Nugent

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Distressed Investing and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Tax
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Taxation
  • Private Equity
 
University Saint Peter's College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1992
 
Law SchoolRutgers University, School of Law - Newark, J.D., with honors, 1995; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., with distinction, 1997
 
Admitted1995, New Jersey; 1996, New York; 2002, District of Columbia
 
Biography

Richard Nugent is a transactional lawyer with significant experience in the tax aspects of public and private mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs and in advising debtors, creditors and potential acquirers of financially troubled companies both within and outside the bankruptcy context. He also has experience advising clients on cross-border tax strategies, financing transactions and tax controversies.

Richard was recognized in Super Lawyers (New York-Metro) for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and was named to the Turnarounds & Workouts annual list of Bankruptcy Tax Specialists for 2011. Richard has spoken on, and has authored or co-authored several articles on, U.S. tax issues. Richard also is a member of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section for which he has co-authored several reports and letters and is a member of the Tax Forum.

Richard received his LL.M., with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center; his J.D., with honors, from Rutgers University School of Law (Newark); and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Saint Peter's College. He served as a clerk to the Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable Robert P. Ruwe of the United States Tax Court.

News Releases

• Cadwalader Advises Mercuria Energy Group in Acquisition of JPMorgan's Physical Energy and Commodities Business Oct 03, 2014

• More Than 40 Cadwalader Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Edition Sep 15, 2014

• Cadwalader Advises Forbes Media LLC on Majority Stake Sale to International Investors Jul 18, 2014

• Cadwalader Recognized by The American Lawyer With Two 2014 Global Legal Awards Jul 11, 2014

• Cadwalader Advises Mercuria on Acquisition of J.P. Morgan's Energy and Commodities Trading Company Mar 19, 2014

• Cadwalader Advises Elan Corporation, plc in US$8.6 billion sale to Perrigo Company plc Dec 18, 2013

• Super Lawyers 2013 New York Metro Edition Recognizes More Than 30 Cadwalader Attorneys Sep 18, 2013

• Super Lawyers Names Metropolitan New York Cadwalader Lawyers in More Than 20 Areas of Practice as Outstanding in Their Fields Oct 15, 2012

• Super Lawyers Taps More Than 40 Metropolitan New York Cadwalader Attorneys as Outstanding in Their Fields Sep 26, 2011

• Cadwalader Named to Winner's Circle at M&A Atlas Awards Feb 24, 2010

• Cadwalader Transaction Named IDD Deal of the Year Feb 12, 2010

Recent Press

• Cadwalader, Simpson Thacher, White & Case on $2.38B KKR-Pfizer Deal Apr 04, 2011

• Cadwalader, Covington Handle Pfizer's King Pharmaceuticals Buy Oct 12, 2010

• New Deals - Lawyers on Major Transactions Jan 29, 2009

• A Long Weekend for Cadwalader, Simpson and Wachtell Jan 26, 2009

Recognition

• More Than 40 Cadwalader Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Edition Sep 15, 2014

• Cadwalader Recognized by The American Lawyer With Two 2014 Global Legal Awards Jul 11, 2014

• Super Lawyers 2012 Oct 15, 2012

• Turnarounds & Workouts Names Cadwalader Partners 2011 Bankruptcy Tax Specialists Jun 20, 2011

Clients & Friends Memos

• IRS Issues New Regulations Defining Publicly Traded Property for Purposes of Determining the Issue Price of Debt Instruments That Are Significantly Modified in a Restructuring or Issued for Property Sep 26, 2012

• Final Regulations Issued with Respect to FBAR Filing Requirements Feb 28, 2011

• Tax Proposals in the Obama Administration's Fiscal Year 2012 Revenue Budget Feb 17, 2011

• Energy Tax Provisions in the Obama Administration's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Feb 17, 2011

• IRS Notice 2010-60: Preliminary Guidance on the “FATCA” Reporting and Withholding Rules Sep 03, 2010

• The Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act of 2010 Aug 11, 2010

• The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act Mar 22, 2010

• Proposed Regulations Issued With Respect to FBAR Filing Requirements Mar 01, 2010

• The Obama Administration's Fiscal Year 2011 Revenue Proposals Feb 03, 2010

• IRS Proposes Reporting Requirements for Uncertain Tax Positions Under FIN 48 Jan 28, 2010

• Treasury Department Guidance Issued on Modification of Securitized Commercial Mortgage Loans Sep 16, 2009

• The Obama Administration's Fiscal Year 2010 Revenue Proposals May 20, 2009

• IRS Guidance on the Home Affordable Modification Program Apr 13, 2009

• Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act (S. 506 and H.R. 1265) Mar 06, 2009

• Certain Federal Income Tax Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Feb 17, 2009

Articles

• Big A, Little C: Baby Steps Toward Modernizing Reorganizations Jun 04, 2014

Events

• Significant Issues in Distressed Debt and Restructurings Explored May 20, 2014

Experience

Representative transactions on which Richard has worked include:

•Forbes Media LLC on its sale of a majority stake to a group of international investors as part of the company's global growth strategy;
•Procter & Gamble in the disposition of its Snacks business to Kellogg and the prior proposed tax-free distribution and immediate acquisition of the Snacks business by Diamond Foods;
•Mercuria in its pending acquisition of J.P. Morgan's physical energy and commodities business;
•Elan in its combination with Perrigo;
•Elan in the tax-free distribution of its Neotope business;
•LyondellBasell in its chapter 11 reorganization case;
•Pfizer in the acquisitions of Wyeth, King Pharmaceuticals and Embrex and the dispositions of its Capsugel business to KKR and its Consumer Healthcare business to Johnson & Johnson;
•Towers Watson in the acquisition of Liazon Corporation and the sale of its reinsurance brokerage business to Jardine Lloyd Thompson;
•Barclays in the Contec chapter 11 reorganization case;
•Dayton Power & Light in its sale to AES Corporation;
•Procter & Gamble in the tax-free distribution and immediate acquisition of its Folgers Coffee business by the J.M. Smucker Company;
•Yucaipa in the Inner City Media Corporation chapter 11 reorganization case;
•CVC Capital Partners Group in the proposed acquisition of Barclays's iShares unit;
•U.S. Department of Treasury, as outside counsel to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry in the bankruptcy filings of General Motors and Chrysler;
•Northwest Airlines in its chapter 11 reorganization case and related rights offering;
•AngioDynamics in its acquisitions of Navilyst and Vortex Medical;
•Triarco in its acquisition by Innophos Holdings;
•JPMorgan in the Station Casinos chapter 11 reorganization case;
•Whippoorwill in the Trailer Bridge chapter 11 reorganization case;
•JPMorgan in the Centro Properties restructuring;
•Bear Stearns in its acquisition by JPMorgan Chase;
•Icahn Global Enterprises as secured lender in the Blockbuster chapter 11 reorganization case;
•Xerium in its chapter 11 reorganization case;
•Metals USA in its acquisition of Richardson Trident;
•Bay Harbour Management in its acquisition of Steve & Barry's stores pursuant to Bankruptcy Code section 363;
•The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Heartland Automotive and Truvo USA chapter 11 reorganization cases;
•The purchaser of Island One, Inc. following its chapter 11 reorganization case;
•Celanese in the sale of its polyvinyl alcohol business to Sekisui Chemical;
•Xstrata in the sale of its aluminum business to Apollo Management; and
•St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers in its chapter 11 reorganization case.

 
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