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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Allocating Section 871(m) Withholding Tax Risk: ISDA Publishes New Protocol Addressing Withholding Under Section 871(m)
Robert S. Chase,Mary E. Monahan,William R. Pauls,Amish M. Shah,Carol P. Tello, November 16, 2015
On November 2, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) published the ISDA 2015 Section 871(m) Protocol (the Protocol) that provides an efficient method to amend existing ISDA Master Agreements to address recently issued final regulations. Under Section 871(m), certain...

Proposed Regulations Dramatically Change U.S. Federal Tax Treatment of Outbound Transfers of Intangible Property
Robert S. Chase,Tess K. Illos,Jennifer B. Molnar,Aaron M. Payne,Carol P. Tello, September 30, 2015
On September 16, 2015, the Treasury Department (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations under section 367 and proposed and temporary regulations under section 482 that together would significantly change the U.S. federal tax treatment of outbound transfers of...

IRS Extends FATCA Transition Rules
Dennis L. Allen,Robert S. Chase,Thomas A. Gick,Michael R. Miles,Mary E. Monahan, September 23, 2015
On September 18, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2015-66, in which Treasury and the IRS announced that they intend to extend certain transition rules and modify certain other reporting rules under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

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Robert S. Chase II

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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