Joshua M. Holmes

Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Joshua M. Holmes

Joshua M. Holmes

Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

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Joshua M. Holmes

Joshua M. Holmes joined the Tax Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz as an associate in 1999 and was elected partner in 2007. He focuses on the tax aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs and financial instruments. Mr. Holmes has been the principal tax lawyer on numerous domestic and cross-border transactions in a wide range of industries.

Mr. Holmes received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993, an M.A. in Economics from Stanford University in 1996, a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1999 and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law in 2004.

Mr. Holmes is recognized as a leading tax lawyer by Chambers USA, Who’s Who Legal 100, Leaders League, and Super Lawyers. He is an active member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association, in addition to being a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, the USA branch of the International Fiscal Association, and the New York Committee of Realty Trust Tax Lawyers.

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Education
LLM in Taxation
Class of 2004

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

JD
Class of 1999

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

MA in Economics
Class of 1996

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

BA
Class of 1993

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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Member, Tax Section
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Tax Section
Current

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Career History
Partner
1999 - Current

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz enjoys a global reputation as one of the world's leading business law firms. Their deep experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance means that they regularly handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world. They counsel both public and private acquirors and targets. They also have extensive experience handling sensitive investigation and litigation matters and corporate restructurings, and in counseling boards of directors and senior management in the most sensitive situations. In addition, their attorneys are thought leaders, speaking and writing frequently in their various areas of expertise.Wachtell Lipton is consistently ranked as the most prestigious and desirable law firm to work for in the United States, thus enabling the firm to attract associates and some of the most outstanding and motivated attorneys and law school graduates in the United States and from around the world.

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M&T Bank Corp. purchases Hudson City Bancorp, Inc.

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The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity) purchases Partylite, Inc.

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KKR & Co., Inc. purchases KKR Financial Holdings LLC

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