Victor Hollender


Victor Hollender advises on a wide range of U.S. and international tax matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, cross-border financings, spin-offs, initial public offerings and complex capital markets transactions.

Mr. Hollender regularly advises publicly traded corporations, financial institutions and fund managers in their tax planning. He also represents a number of foreign governments, foreign pension funds and sovereign wealth funds in a wide variety of investments with third party managers, including private equity and real estate investments.

Mr. Hollender has represented:

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev in its $20.1 billion acquisition of Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V.;
  • BTG Pactual, Brazil’s largest independent investment bank, in its sale of an approximately 19 percent stake to a consortium of international investors and subsequent $1.95 billion initial public offering;
  • Realogy Corporation in its debt refinancing, which included the issuance of $2.7 billion of new extended maturity notes and new convertible notes in exchange for outstanding unsecured notes, and subsequent $1.2 billion initial public offering;
  • Apax Partners in its acquisition and subsequent sale of Advantage Sales & Marketing, acquisition of Quality Distribution, Inc., and acquisition of FULLBEAUTY Brands, Inc.;
  • Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH, a holding company based in Germany, as the lead investor in its $9.8 billion acquisition of D.E. Master Blenders 1753 N.V.;
  • Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C., along with EIG Global Energy Partners and Guggenheim Partners, LLC, in their $1 billion investment in 9.25% senior secured second lien notes due 2020 and perpetual convertible preferred units of Breitburn Energy Partners LP;
  • BlackRock, Inc. in its acquisition of certain assets of BlackRock Kelso Capital Advisors LLC and in its acquisition of Infraestructura Institucional S. de R.L. de C.V.;
  • Pátria Investimentos, an alternative asset management and corporate advisory firm based in Brazil, in its sale of a 40 percent stake to The Blackstone Group L.P.;
  • News Corporation in its acquisition of publicly held Fox Entertainment Group stock;
  • AMC Entertainment Inc. in its acquisition by J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC and Apollo Management, L.P.; and
  • North Fork Bancorporation, Inc. in its acquisitions of GreenPoint Financial Corp. and The Trust Company of New Jersey.

He has also represented a number of clients in real estate acquisitions including:

  • Sungate Properties LLC, an investment vehicle for Zhang Xin, a prominent Chinese real estate developer, in its $500 million acquisition of interests in Park Avenue Plaza, Manhattan, and in the joint $700 million acquisition of a 40 percent interest in the General Motors Building with affiliates of the Safra family (2013 “Deal of the Year” award from Real Estate Forum magazine);
  • GIC Pte. Limited (Singapore) in its $5.4 billion joint venture with The Macerich Company;
  • RBC Capital Markets, LLC and TD Securities (USA) LLC as co-lead arrangers in their $1.5 billion financing commitment to Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (Canada) in connection with Brookfield’s $2.5 billion acquisition of Associated Estates Realty Corporation, a real estate investment trust; and
  • Anbang Insurance Co., Ltd. (China) as lead international and deal counsel in its $1.9 billion acquisition of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel from Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.

Mr. Hollender lectures in continuing legal education programs and is a contributing author to the Practising Law Institute’s Federal Income Taxation Seminar on topics relating to financial products, partnerships and joint ventures.

Mr. Hollender repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the country’s leading tax practitioners.

Bar Admissions

New York


J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, (honors)

B.A., The University of Chicago, (honors; Phi Beta Kappa)


Law Clerk, Hon. Renato Beghe, U.S. Tax Court