Thomas Wood represents clients on a broad range of tax matters, with particular emphasis on U.S. and cross-border transactions and corporate tax planning.

Bio

Mr. Wood’s practice focuses on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and other tax-efficient divestitures, joint ventures, internal restructurings and transactions involving financially troubled businesses. He also regularly advises on debt and equity offerings and financial instruments.

Mr. Wood has represented a number of clients in connection with significant restructurings involving tax-free spin-offs and split-offs, including Eli Lilly and Company; Qurate Retail, Inc. and its predecessor, Liberty Interactive Corporation; DXC Technology Company; Computer Sciences Corporation; General Electric Company; and Liberty Media Corporation.

Other select representations include:

  • Altaba Inc. in connection with various matters, including tax aspects of its investments in Alibaba Group Holding Limited and Yahoo! Japan Corporation and its plan of liquidation and dissolution;
  • Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. in its combination with Expedia Group, Inc.;
  • Yahoo! Inc. in the $4.5 billion sale of its operating business to Verizon Communications Inc.;
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company in its $12.2 billion acquisition of CareFusion Corporation;
  • Spectra Energy Corp. in its $28 billion merger with Enbridge Inc.; and
  • Roust Corporation in its prepackaged Chapter 11 plan of reorganization and related transactions.

Mr. Wood frequently writes and lectures on tax-related topics, including issues in corporate taxation and transaction structuring.

Credentials

Education

  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2012
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2008
  • B.A., University of Missouri, 2005

Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia