Alec J. Jarvis advises clients on a broad range of U.S. and international tax matters, including public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, including spin-offs, joint ventures and internal restructurings.


Mr. Jarvis has advised:

  • Pfizer Inc. in connection with its pending joint venture combining its consumer health care business with GlaxoSmithKline plc’s; its proposed combination with Allergan plc; its proposed acquisition of AstraZeneca PLC; and the spin-off of its animal health business into a separate publicly traded company;
  • Fortive Corporation in the $3 billion Reverse Morris Trust combination of four operating companies from its automation and specialty platform with Altra Industrial Motion Corp.;
  • Centene Corporation in connection with its pending $17.3 billion acquisition of WellCare Health Plans, Inc.; its acquisition of Community Medical Group; and its investment in RxAdvance Corporation, a cloud-based pharmacy benefit manager;
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in connection with the carve-out sale of its institutional retirement and trust business to an affiliate of Principal Financial Group, Inc. for $1.2 billion;
  • OFG Bancorp, the holding company of Oriental Bank, in Oriental Bank’s US$550 million acquisition of the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands banking operations of The Bank of Nova Scotia;
  • Sprint Corporation (as co-counsel) regarding the regulatory aspects of its pending $59 billion merger with T-Mobile US, Inc.;
  • Las Vegas Sands Corp. on the $1.3 billion sale of its Sands Bethlehem property in Pennsylvania to Wind Creek Hospitality, an affiliate of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama;
  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. in its spin-off of Versum Materials, Inc. and its sale of the performance materials division of its materials technologies segment to Evonik Industries AG for $3.8 billion in cash;
  • Bruce Sherman, as part of an ownership group led by former New York Yankee Derek Jeter, in the $1.2 billion acquisition of Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins; and
  • The PGA TOUR in the merger of one of its affiliates with an affiliate of EZLinks Golf to create EZLinks Golf LLC, a leading online tee time reservation business.

In addition, Mr. Jarvis has advised on equity and debt offerings and has counseled on the formation and operation of joint ventures and real estate investment trusts.



  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2010 (Harry J. Rudick Memorial Award)
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2009 (magna cum laude; Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., University of Florida, 2006 (cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)


  • New York