Robert A. Davis, Jr.

Senior Counsel
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 862 2422

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Practice Areas

  • Executive Compensation, Benefits & ERISA
  • Tax
  • Not-for-Profit Institutions
  • Securitization & Structured Products Taxation
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 862 2422
Fax: 202 862 2400
University Temple University, B.Mus. Ed., 1972; Catholic University of America, M.L.M., 1978
Law SchoolStanford University, J.D., 1991; New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1995
Admitted1992, New York; 1993, California; 1998, District of Columbia

Robert Davis specializes in the tax and ERISA aspects of financial products. His expertise includes advising investment banks, plan fiduciaries, governmental agencies, and other clients regarding tax and ERISA issues with respect to various structured finance and capital markets products. In addition, he has counseled numerous nonprofit organizations in various matters regarding corporate governance, compliance with lobbying rules, and compliance with other federal and state regulations.

Mr. Davis earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his LL.M. in taxation from New York University. Prior to becoming an attorney, he had an extensive career as a musician. He earned his bachelors degree in music education, summa cum laude, from Temple University and his masters degree in liturgical music from the Catholic University of America. He has also done graduate work in the field of historical musicology.

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Clients & Friends Memos

Sun Capital Partners Decision Expands the Risk to Private Equity Funds of Incurring Portfolio Company Pension Liabilities

Aug 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes New Criteria for Which Entities Would Qualify as “Rating Agencies” in Connection with the Underwriter Exemptions

Jul 30, 2013

DOL Provides Important ERISA Guidance Regarding Cleared Swaps

Feb 26, 2013

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Criteria for Which Entities Would Qualify as “Rating Agencies” in Connection with the Underwriter Exemptions

Jan 08, 2013

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

Recent Developments Concerning ERISA at the Department of Labor

Aug 31, 2010

IRS Guidance on Release of Real Properties Securing Mortgage Loans Held by REMICs

Aug 18, 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

Legislation Affecting the REMIC Status of Existing Mortgage Securitization Transactions

Feb 05, 2009


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Robert A. Davis, Jr.

700 Sixth Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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