Robert S. Chase II: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Robert S. Chase II

Robert S. Chase II
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Private Capital
  • Public Finance
  • International Tax
  • Insurance
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Federal Tax
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Capital Markets & Commercial Mortgage Servicing
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0194
Fax: 202-637-3593
University University of Utah, B.S.
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors George Washington Law Review
Admitted1997, Maryland; 1998, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Member, American Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar

BornSalt Lake City, Utah, March 8, 1972

Robb Chase helps multinational companies with significant operations in the United States plan their transactions-acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, restructurings and finance company arrangements-to achieve desired business objectives while minimizing the domestic and international tax consequences. Robb guides clients on the planning and integration side of transactions-navigating the maze of U.S. tax rules and regulations.

With more than 15 years of experience, Robb counsels multinational corporations in all aspects of structuring, negotiating, documenting and reporting cross-border transactions, and he has represented taxpayers in complex tax audit and litigation matters.

Robb regularly advises clients on tax issues relating to domestic and foreign public and private debt offerings, synthetic and hybrid instruments, foreign currency transactions, swaps and derivatives, hedging transactions and other complex financial products and transactions. He counsels clients on the tax implications of modifications to, and defeasances of, commercial mortgages held by real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs), as well as other aspects of the tax rules applicable to REMICs.

Selected Experience

Sutherland serves as U.S. tax counsel for multinational European acquisition.

Sutherland serves as tax counsel to TE Connectivity in $1.25 billion cash merger acquisition of ADC Telecommunications.

Sutherland serves as U.S. tax counsel in $3 billion credit agreement for Altria.

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Washington, DC, Super Lawyers (2013-2015)

Named among Washington, D.C.'s “40 Under 40” by Legal Times magazine (2009)

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of international tax (2011) and domestic tax (2015)


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New Law Doubles the Penalties for Failure to File Correct Tax Information Returns and Provide Payee Statements
Robert S. Chase,Paul R. Lang,Mary E. Monahan,David A. Roby,Vanessa A. Scott, July 21, 2015
On June 29, President Obama signed into law the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015. Quietly embedded in Section 806 of this new law is a provision that doubled the cap on penalties, from $1.5 million to $3 million, for failures to file correct tax information returns and provide payee...

IRS Targets Use of Basket Option Contracts and Basket Contracts by Hedge Funds and Other Taxpayers as Tax Avoidance Transactions
Robert S. Chase,Daniel R.B. Nicholas,David A. Roby,Rich Sun,Carol P. Tello, July 16, 2015
On July 8, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued two notices (Notice 2015-47, 2015-30 IRB 1, and Notice 2015-48, 2015-30 IRB 1) targeting the use of Basket Option Contracts and Basket Contracts as tax avoidance transactions or possible tax avoidance transactions. Similar transactions have...

New Temporary and Proposed Regulations Offer Welcome Clarification on Application of the Embedded Loan Rule
Robert S. Chase,Taylor M. Kiessig,Nicole S. Lim,Mary E. Monahan,Amish M. Shah, May 14, 2015
On May 8, 2015, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service published temporary and proposed regulations under IRC §§ 446 and 956 (T.D. 9719; REG-102656-15), clarifying when nonperiodic payments made pursuant to certain notional principal contracts (NPCs), must be bifurcated,...
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Robert S. Chase II

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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