J. Randall Buchanan

J. Randall Buchanan: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
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Randy Buchanan counsels companies on the complex federal and international tax issues of global business, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, spin-offs, joint ventures, post-acquisition integration, restructurings, Subpart F planning, repatriation techniques and financing transactions. With more than 20 years of experience in international business tax planning, Randy guides companies through the intricacies of U.S. and foreign tax rules and accounting considerations while achieving their corporate business objectives.

A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Tax Practice Group, Randy serves as tax adviser in some of the largest spin-offs and acquisitions of companies with operations outside the United States.

Awards and Rankings

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


Eversheds Sutherland Seattle CPE Day - Navigating the Changing World of Tax (November 6-7, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys present at the Eversheds Sutherland Seattle CPE Day - Navigating the Changing World of Tax on November 6-7, 2018, in Seattle, Washington. Presentations can be ...

Federal Tax Day (June 26, 2018)
Tax Executives Institute (TEI)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partners Randy Buchanan, Robb Chase, Ellen McElroy and Aaron Payne present “FDII Sense” and “Practical Impacts of the TCJA on Existing Domestic Operations” at TEI Silicon ...

Related Party Debt: Regulations Propose Sweeping Changes (May 25, 2016)
TEI Fort Worth Chapter Meeting
Sutherland attorneys Randy Buchanan and Taylor Kiessig present Related Party Debt: Regulations Propose Sweeping Changes at the TEI Fort Worth Chapter Meeting on May 25, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas.


In the News

Taxation With Representation: Tax Counsel On The Deal (December 6, 2013)
Sutherland’s representation of Philip Morris International Inc. was featured in Law360’s weekly column, “Taxation with Representation,” for their helping the company purchase a stake in a Russian ...

Press Releases

Sutherland Makes Mark in The Legal 500 for 2011 (December 1, 2011)
ATLANTA (December 1, 2011) - This year, eight Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP practices and 24 attorneys ranked nationally in The Legal 500 United States 2011. The firm received national rankings in: ...


“I enjoy developing creative ways for clients to achieve their business objectives in a tax efficient manner without taking unnecessary risks.”


Served as Kraft Foods' tax counsel in Cadbury acquisition.
Served as tax counsel to Philip Morris in Indonesian cigarette company acquisition.
Served as tax counsel to Altria in Philip Morris spin-off deal.
Acted as tax counsel in $25 billion spinoff.
Advised Altria in UST acquisition.
Represented Philip Morris International as tax counsel in international transaction.
Represented Philip Morris as tax counsel in purchase of Canada’s Rothmans, Inc.
Represented Kraft in spin-off of Post cereals business.
Aided Altria and Kraft in the $15 billion acquisition of Nabisco and subsequent Kraft IPO.
Served as Altria's tax counsel in Miller Brewing sale.
Served as tax counsel to Altria in its approximately $50 billion spin-off of Kraft.
Acted as tax counsel for 3M in $1.2 billion Aearo acquisition.
Served as tax counsel to Mondelez International in the 2015 formation of the $5 billion Jacobs Douwe Egberts global coffee joint venture with D.E. Master Blenders.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Tax
  • International Tax
  • Federal Tax

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.383.0227  Phone
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Editor, Virginia Law Review, Order of the Coif
Year of First Admission:
1989, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Section on Taxation, District of Columbia Bar

Birth Information:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, August 27, 1963

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